Next phase of an affordable housing scheme in Stockton is underway

Work is well underway on the next phase of Thirteen’s new housing scheme at West End Gardens in Stockton.

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3 Aug 2018

West End Gardens is a popular development in the centre of Stockton that offer homes for affordable rent.

The development is being delivered by Thirteen working with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, ENGIE who will build the properties, supported by funding from Homes England.

The first phase was completed in 2017 with the second phase comprising of 52 two and three-bedroom homes due to be finished by the end of summer 2019.

People who want to rent a home will be given priority if they live or work in Stockton town centre or have a connection to the area.

The new homes have a range of features including dining or breakfasting kitchens, off street parking, and great family bathrooms with showers.

Situated off Dovecot Street, the site is in an excellent location, with Stockton town centre just a short walk away and easy access to the town’s train station.

Ian Wardle, chief executive at Thirteen, said:

"We are thrilled to be delivering this exciting development alongside our partners.

“The first phase of West End Gardens has proved to be popular with customers, as they are perfect for families and sit within easy reach of Stockton town centre.

“These modern new homes will be a welcome addition to the town and will complement the recent investment taking place in the regenerated town centre”.

Marie Kiddell, Head of Public Sector Land, Homes England, said:

“We are pleased to be working in collaboration with Thirteen on such an exciting project, in Stockton. This scheme is another fantastic example of how Homes England is helping providers to bridge the market for affordable housing, using £3.8 million of the Affordable Homes Programme.

“The development of West End Gardens will provide families with homes that have great access to the town centre.”

Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said:

“It is brilliant to see the next phase of the housing development at West End Gardens taking shape.

“These new affordable homes complement the major investment that has transformed the town centre, and they promise to be an exciting place for people to live.

“The site is in the heart of Stockton which boasts shopping, leisure facilities, fantastic events and good transport links.”

Lee Francis, Area Director for ENGIE, added:

“At a time when there is so much focus on building new homes for sale, it’s fantastic to be working with Thirteen to deliver desperately needed affordable homes in the region. The first phase has been a great success and we’re looking forward to getting started on this next stage and providing a better standard of living for residents.”