Situated on a large brownfield site between Durham University’s Queen’s Campus and the Tees Barrage in Stockton-on-Tees, the £19.5m Princeton Gardens development will comprise 117 homes – a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and rent to buy.
Each floor of the two, three and four-bedroom properties will be constructed offsite under controlled factory conditions then transported and craned into position.
Frances Barlow, development manager at Beyond Housing, said: “We are committed to building quality homes in desirable neighbourhoods and we are sure that these new family homes in Stockton will be highly sought after additions to the area.
“We are pleased to be working with Canvas Homes to deliver these eco-friendly modular homes, and as they are largely constructed offsite, we can minimise site disruption and reduce waste while keeping a focus on sustainability.”
Harrogate-based Canvas Homes is pushing the envelope to reduce waste as part of the development by using recycled steel piles from decommissioned North Sea oil platforms and by pioneering pre-cast foundations which are also made offsite.
Its CEO James Mottram said: “We are proud to be working with Beyond Housing and Homes England to bring forward more of the 117 high-quality, eco-friendly homes in Stockton as part of the largest modular housing scheme in the North of England. This partnership creates an opportunity to deliver a true mix of tenure on sites, enabling the people of Stockton to live in a high-quality home through rent to buy, shared ownership or affordable rent.”
Ian Hall, senior development manager at Homes England, said: “As the Government’s housing accelerator we are excited to work with Canvas Homes and Beyond Housing to unlock a site where they are bringing forward the largest modular housing scheme in the north.
“We’re passionate supporters of MMC and the sustainability benefits that they bring. As such we’re excited to see Canvas Homes’ plans to go the extra mile and bring these high-quality, eco-friendly homes come to life.”