More new homes for older people in Eastfield and Middle Deepdale
Beyond Housing has started work on two exciting development projects, worth a combined total of £6.4m, as part of the ongoing regeneration at Middle Deepdale and Eastfield in Scarborough. The two developments will together yield a total of 53 much needed new homes for older people.
The purchase, development and regeneration of land at Middle Deepdale and Eastfield is part of a strategic partnership agreement between Scarborough Borough Council and K2, which is a coalition between Engie and Kebbell Homes.
The former Braeburn House residential care home site, on Moor Lane in Eastfield, was purchased from North Yorkshire County Council. The development contract with Engie Regeneration is due for completion in August 2019.
The redevelopment work now under way on this site will provide 29 one and two-bedroom homes. These will be apartments for older persons and will be made available for affordable rent and advertised on the North Yorkshire Home Choice website.
The Middle Deepdale site was purchased from Kebbell and Beyond Housing moved swiftly into contract with Engie. This £3m development contract will provide 24 new homes for affordable rent and will be delivered in two blocks; one providing 18 one- and two-bedroom apartments and the other providing a further 6 one-bedroom apartments. Both blocks will be serviced by a lift as the units will be made available for older persons.
The Middle Deepdale site is due for completion in June 2019 and the properties will again be advertised through North Yorkshire Home Choice.
Karen Howard, Beyond Housing Development Manager, said “These two sites are providing an excellent example of successful partnership developments to provide much- needed affordable housing for older people. As the Borough’s largest social housing provider Beyond Housing is very excited to be part of this venture.”
Partners in the developments are: Beyond Housing, Engie Regeneration, Kebbell Homes, North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council and Homes England.