WORK has begun on the latest multi-million pound social housing phase of a major South Tyneside estate.
A further 21 homes are being built by Isos Housing on Cleadon Park estate in South Shields at a cost of £2.3m.
In this latest phase, the social landlord is providing 13 houses and eight bungalows in two closes built in the centre of the estate, and near Ridgeway Primary School and the new ‘pocket park’ area at the end of Clover Way.
Work is under way and these homes are expected to be completed by Bellway in December.
Coun Jim Foreman, lead member for Housing and Transport on South Tyneside Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see that work is still progressing on this wonderful new estate, especially during these tough economic times. The regeneration of Cleadon Park has been a very exciting development. I’m very proud of it and I know how much it means to local people.”
Michael Farr, assistant director of development and property at Isos, said: “We are extremely proud of what has been achieved at Cleadon Park and this final phase of construction on Isos homes marks an important milestone in the regeneration of the area.”
The homes are being built with grant assistance from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
The latest work will bring the number of Isos homes on Cleadon Park to 246. When complete, the estate will comprise over 760 homes, including more than 500 privately owned Bellway homes.
Cleadon Park is the winner of several prestigious awards, including the Housing Corporation Gold Award for joined up development in 2008.