Jarrow club site to be used for older people’s housing

Coun Allan West and South Tyneside Housing Venture's Brian Scott with Gailliford Try's Sara Holmes.
Coun Allan West and South Tyneside Housing Venture's Brian Scott with Gailliford Try's Sara Holmes.
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A former Jarrow club is set to be turned into a housing complex for the over-55s.

The site of the former Tunnel ex-servicemen’s club in North Street will become a 47-home complex close to the centre of the town.

The independent, not-for-profit housing company, South Tyneside Housing Ventures Trust, is working in partnership with construction firm Galliford Try Partnerships North, to deliver the scheme.

Brian Scott, company secretary of the Ventures Trust, said: “The development was given the go-ahead by South Tyneside Council’s Planning Committee in February.

“The apartment block will consist of one and two-bedroomed apartments that are self-contained, with their own front door, a kitchen, gas-fired central heating and living area.

“A communal area on the ground floor will add to the atmosphere of a friendly, safe location to live.”

Coun Allan West, lead member for housing and transport, said: “It’s great to see construction get under way.

“The number of older households in the borough continues to grow and schemes such as this are providing the much-needed quality of housing that older residents want and which helps to build sustainable communities.”

A car park will be located off Ormonde Road.