Teesside based housebuilder Gleeson Homes has been given permission to build 86 houses on Hutton Road in Middlesbrough, the former training ground for Middlesbrough Football Club. For decades the club trained on the field, playing host to Jack Charlton’s 1973-74 champions, before moving to a top class training facility at Rockliffe Park near Darlington.
Gleeson will soon be selling new homes with prices anticipated to start from £99,000. The Government backed Help to Buy scheme will ensure that many of these homes will be cheaper to buy than local rent levels.
Commenting on the decision Ed Alder, Regional Director for Gleeson Homes said “We’re delighted that the Council has given us the go ahead to re-develop the site. I think local people will be pleased to hear that our homes are extremely affordable, in most cases it’s cheaper to buy than to rent”.
The brownfield site has been overgrown and unused for a number of years and local councillors have granted permission for Gleeson to build a mixture of spacious 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes, which will include 13 different house types. All of the new homes will feature a garage or driveway and will be priced to suit local buyers.
Gleeson are looking for reliable, reputable labour and sub-contractors to work on these exciting new homes, including applications from local young people who are interested in the Gleeson Apprenticeship Scheme.
Gleeson have recently been voted the most sustainable company in the UK, due to the housebuilder’s environmentally friendly materials such as gravel driveways, commitment to Living Wage and their Community Matters Programme. This involves inviting junior sports teams to apply for sponsorship, Design a Bedroom competitions at nearby schools and other initiatives in the local community such as the YourWatch scheme, Gleeson’s own online alternative to Neighbourhood Watch.