North East based housebuilder Gleeson Homes have been given permission to build 106 new homes on College Road in Middlesbrough. The vacant piece of land will soon become a mixture of spacious 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes anticipated to start from £89,995. The Government backed Help to Buy scheme will ensure that many of these homes will be cheaper to buy than local Council rent levels.
Ed Alder, Regional Director for Gleeson Homes said “We’re delighted that we have been given the go ahead to develop the site. I think local people will be pleased to hear that our new homes are extremely affordable, in most cases it’s cheaper to buy than to rent”.
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.
The site was formally the Erimus Training Centre which was demolished in 2005. The site has since been vacant and used as a dumping ground. Gleeson Homes has agreed to make a contribution towards local highways and sustainable transport solutions.
Gleeson have recently been voted the most sustainable company in the UK, due to the housebuilder’s environmentally friendly material choices and practices 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.
Click here to find out more about the Community Matters Programme, to apply for sports funding or for further information on trade and apprenticeship opportunities.