The first bricks have been laid on a project to create 25 affordable homes for older people.
Galliford Try Partnerships North (GTPN) is developing the properties on behalf of Housing Hartlepool and Stephen McCoy, managing director with GTPN and Colin Wilson, director of development at the Vela Group, which owns Housing Hartlepool, laid the first bricks at the site, which will provide 20 rented bungalows and five for shared ownership.
The contract, aided by grant support from the Homes and Communities Agency, is part of a wider redevelopment of the 9.25 acre site which could include around 90 further homes for sale on the open market.
Colin Wilson said: “Our new build programme is one of the most ambitious of any housing association in the North East as we plan to complete over 600 new properties over the next 18 months. In our drive to tackle the ever increasing demand for affordable homes we have already constructed 820 properties since 2008.”