£2million South Shields housing complex nears completion

This new £2million flats development in South Tyneside has been officially 'topped out'.

From left, Coun Allan West, executive member for housing at South Tyneside Council, Les Wharton, of Able Construction, and Michael Farr, executive director of property and development at Isos.
From left, Coun Allan West, executive member for housing at South Tyneside Council, Les Wharton, of Able Construction, and Michael Farr, executive director of property and development at Isos.

Housing firm Isos is building 18 homes for rent in Temple Park Road, South Shields – in partnership with South Tyneside Council – and the new homes will soon be advertised for residents aged 55 and over.

Contraction firm Able Construction began work on the site last Spring.

The development has been funded by Isos, alongside a contribution of over £600,000 from the Homes & Communities Agency.

Isos is also about to start work on 11 new properties in Boldon Colliery, and preparations are being made to build a 37-home development in Tyne Dock.

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The three schemes between them add up to 66 homes and about £6.5million worth of investment in the borough. Michael Farr, executive director of development and property at Isos Housing, said: “Delivering new homes like these is important work. We know that every one of these 18 flats will provide a safe, secure, affordable home for the new residents.

“We also know that those residents will benefit from a low cost of living, with high quality materials, and energy efficient heating.”