Arch's first housing investment underway after ceremony at Delaval Park

Arch, The Northumberland Development Company is investing £2.5m in Delaval Park, Seaton Delaval

Ken Parkin and Ian Cuthbertson, Turney Wylde, Dave Ledger, Arch Chair, Dave Pearson, Elliott Associates and Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council
Ken Parkin and Ian Cuthbertson, Turney Wylde, Dave Ledger, Arch Chair, Dave Pearson, Elliott Associates and Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council

A Northumberland housing development has reached a major milestone following a ground breaking ceremony on the site.

Arch, The Northumberland Development Company is investing £2.5m in Delaval Park – 28 houses and apartments on the site of the former Blyth Valley Council offices in Seaton Delaval.

The two and three bedroomed homes, and a small of flats, are intended for private rent and the first new properties will be ready in October 2014.

Building work should be completed on the whole development by the middle of January 2015.

Arch has appointed Turney Wylde as the main contractor on the project and they are being supported by Plan B, a team of design partners for the project made up of a consortium of Elliott Associates and Ian Darby Partnership, supported by Shadbolt Consulting.

Dave Ledger, Arch chair and deputy leader of Northumberland County Council said: “These new homes at Seaton Delaval will be Arch’s first major investment in developing a new rental housing offer, and our first direct housing development. Across Britain demand for high-quality, professionally-managed private rented housing is growing rapidly as many people, especially young families, are finding it harder or less attractive to buy.”

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