£5m housing contract for Newcastle construction firm Galliford Try

Newcastle construction firm has notched up another lucrative housing contract

An artist's impression of Weaver's Court, the ISOS Housing project Galliford Try has been selected to build

Construction firm Galliford Try has been selected to build a proposed £5m Extra Care housing scheme in Northumberland.

The Isos Housing project, to be known as Weavers’ Court, is designed to provide 58 affordable one and two bedroomed apartments, for the elderly – half for sale through shared ownership, and half available to rent.

Around £2m of funding for the venture, which forms part of a national programme to build 3,544 new homes ,will come from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Planning consent for the Alnwick project has been granted by Northumberland County Council, paving the way for work to start.

Stephen McCoy, managing director with Galliford Try Partnerships North, said: “We are extremely excited about this project which provides us with an opportunity to work with Isos to provide high quality affordable homes which will enable people to live independently for longer.

“This is the fifth Extra Care project we’ve secured in recent months and this type of work represents a growing and much valued part of our order book.”

McCoy and his team moved into new headquarters in Newcastle last year and have told the Journal they are well on target to top turnover of £60m within three years, having shifted the firm’s focus on the growing housing market.

Historically a general contractor, the business has secured a raft of housing ventures in recent times and is currently working on four major projects in collaboration with housing providers and local authorities, across Gateshead, Newcastle and Hartlepool.

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