Brims Construction appointed for luxury Northumberland holiday development

Brims has secured a contract for the Northumbrian Hills development shortly after completing a £500,000 sports project in Sunderland

The proposed Northumbrian Hills scheme, on which Brims Construction is taking the lead
The proposed Northumbrian Hills scheme, on which Brims Construction is taking the lead

The Sunderland-based Brims Construction has been selected to build a new luxury holiday home development near Felton.

Located on Burgham Park Golf Club in Northumberland, Northumbrian Hills will be a 4-star resort consisting of 50 three bedroom stone cottages, pavilion and leisure facilities.

Managing director at Northumbrian Hills, William Kiely, said: “We decided to tender out the construction contract to ensure we got the best team for the job. This will be a four-star resort so we need the build to go as seamlessly as possible.

“Brims stood out from the rest for its efficiency and professionalism. Plots have already been snapped up so building work will commence as early as next month.”

The development offers an opportunity for those looking to buy a holiday home in the rural countryside.

Each cottage will provide 107sq m. with prices starting from £235,000.

Ian Clift, managing director at Brim's said: “We are thrilled to be chosen for this project.

“We pride ourselves on our top quality service and are excited to get the cottages underway.

“This is only the first stage of development. The next will see us build a two-storey pavilion which will house bars, restaurants, a fitness suite, spa, swimming pool and much more. The final stage will be the creation of a world-class golf academy with teaching bays and a driving range along with other sports facilities.”

Brims has been in a well known name in construction for over 130 years, working across several industries such as leisure, education and healthcare.

Its portfolio includes The Toffee Factory in Newcastle, Longhirst Hall Hotel and the £9m Quay West Business Park in Sunderland.

Recently, the company also completed work on a £500,000 sports pavilion at Billy Hardy Sports Complex in the Castletown area of the city.

The project was led by Sunderland City Council and Sport England, who worked in partnership with local football and cricket clubs.

The new pavilion includes four high-standard changing rooms for home and visiting players, two changing rooms for match officials, toilets and disabled access facilities.

Director Richard Wood said: “The original proposals we received were for a prefabricated building but we were able to come up with a bricks and mortar design within the same budget.

“This has led to a major upgrade of the previous facility, which will be of major benefit to users of this important community-based sports facility.”

Sunderland City Council’s portfolio holder for public health, wellness and culture, Cllr John Kelly said: “It is great to see that we are able to support clubs and communities in our city as a key priority for us remains to see an increase in sport and physical activity participation year on year.

“The new facility will help in delivering the goal of increased participation and skill levels in sport and also allow access to mainstream provision for girls’, women’s and disabled football opportunities.

“We are pleased to have worked with Brims on this scheme and as a council we look to work with local companies.”

Sport England property director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country.

“Since 2011, we’ve invested £88m into more than 1,600 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.

“It’s great to see the Hylton Sports clubs, based at the Billy Hardy Complex, join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”


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