A £900k scheme – the third in a £59m programme to create new homes in Sunderland – is underway in Shiney Row, Sunderland.
Sunderland City Council has appointed North East construction partner Tolent to complete a handful of stunning new homes, that will create a pocket-sized community in the Houghton village.
The Homes England-backed development of five two-bedroom bungalows will create properties for affordable rent for over 55s, and is the second council-led new-build scheme to be delivered across the city.
The properties at Stanley Terrace will provide stunning one-storey accommodation for older residents and are part of a wider Council Housing delivery programme to enable local people to access homes that they need and enable them to live independently as possible.
The local authority has committed to bring more than 360 empty properties into use as family homes over the next five years; deliver 117 new build bungalows; and through new build, conversion and refurbishment, create 95 new homes as supported accommodation.
Tolent is currently delivering the council's first council homes in more than 40 years at Cork Street and four new fully adapted bungalows, designed for people with physical disabilities at Albert Place.