Completion of 53 new Scarborough homes

Beyond Housing is well on its way to fulfilling plans to build 2,000 homes in its first five years, with a number of developments currently underway across the Redcar and Scarborough boroughs.

Handover has been completed of 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 has been named Laurel Court after local girl Laura Smith who was tragically killed eight years ago.  The redevelopment work provides 29 one and two bedroom apartments for older people, which are available for affordable rent and advertised on the North Yorkshire Home Choice website.

The Boulevard £3m development at Middle Deepdale provides 24 new homes for affordable rent in two blocks; one providing 18 one and two bedroom apartments and the other providing a further 6 one bedroom apartments.

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.”