Yuill was selected as preferred developer for a New Deal for Community regeneration site just off West Lane in Middlesbrough involving the demolition of Edwardian and Victorian terraced housing.
Working in partnership with Middlesbrough Borough Council, Endeavour Housing Association and West Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Trust, the St Cuthberts Mews and St Cuthberts Court developments provide one, two three and four bedroom housing for sale, together with two bed shared ownership and rented bungalows for Endeavour Housing Association. The partnership undertook extensive public participation with residents in the area to ensure that they had input into the development of the scheme.
Although initially the first phase of the development was a great success the scheme did suffer from the 2008 recession in the housing market. The partnership successfully applied to the Homes and Communities Agency for Kickstart funding to revitalise the second phase of the development and this will provide 18 homes for rent and 27 for intermediate rent and sale through Endeavour Housing Association, 10 Homebuy Direct and 14 private sale units for Yuill Homes. In addition a new hair salon and flat was developed to provide replacement accommodation for an existing business on the site.
Employment and training of local subcontractors were also key features of the scheme, together with liaison with local schools. This was not only to promote study of building as part of the National Curriculum but also to encourage years 10 and 11 pupils to consider careers in the construction sector and to help those who were interested to take the first steps towards employment. Local Schools were also involved in designing artwork for metal railings along the West Lane frontage of the site.
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