Adderstone Living to start work on Tyneside affordable housing scheme
The provision of affordable housing in South Shields has been boosted following a partnership between Adderstone Living and Places for People to deliver 69 affordable homes, as planning permission has been granted.
The Shaftesbury Avenue development will deliver a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes available for local people through affordable rent. They will be created on a disused brownfield site on Shaftesbury Avenue, close to South Shields Football Club. Construction will commence imminently, with the completion of the first homes expected in early 2023.
Nilam Buchannan is the Regional Managing Director for Places for People for the Central and North region – an affordable-led placemaker which last year created 907 affordable homes across the country – Nilam said: “Places for People is committed to putting people first. We listen, and we create affordable homes in neighbourhoods that support health and wellbeing – something we are delighted to now be doing in South Shields.
“Together with Adderstone Living, we have worked closely with South Tyneside Council to design a development which will provide much-needed family and affordable homes in South Shields, helping the authority to meet its housing targets.”
In addition to the new homes, Places for People and Adderstone Living are also supporting the local community, committing to giving future occupiers a preloaded ‘top up’ travel card, encouraging local public transport use and promoting sustainable methods of travel.
Stephen McCoy, Director of Adderstone Living added, “This new neighbourhood will not only contribute to the critical shortage of affordable housing in South Shields, but it will also boost the local economy as a new population is established here – increasing the use of local amenities and infrastructure.
“We look forward to commencing work on site this month and updating the local community as it fast becomes a reality.”
Adderstone Living was launched in the last financial year to deliver schemes for registered housing associations. Adderstone Living completed three developments in its inaugural year, providing homes for approximately 3,000 people. Three new contracts have been secured in partnerships with North Star Group, Places for People, Thirteen Group and Karbon Homes.