Work has started on a £27m development at Parkhill in Coxhoe, County Durham.
The scheme will see 190 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes built on the site by Keepmoat Homes. The new development will provide 152 homes for sale, 12 for shared ownership sale and 26 will be available for rent through the housing association Karbon Homes. These new homes will contribute to the 30,000 homes that the county has forecasted will be needed by 2033.
Richard Bass, Regional Managing Director for Keepmoat Homes in the North East, said: “We are excited to be starting work at Parkhill. The area is great for families and first-time buyers, as it is close to all of the facilities in Coxhoe and easily commutable to Durham and Tyneside.
“We offer high-quality, beautiful homes at prices people can afford – with 72% of homes from Keepmoat sold to first-time buyers. As Durham has one of the highest levels of people using Help to Buy outside of London, our expertise in helping first-time buyers is sure to benefit the locality.”
The development of Parkhill will also bring new opportunities to local communities in Coxhoe. Colleagues are currently working with Coxhoe Primary School on a poster project and the homebuilder has also started looking into the possibility of having apprentices on site.
Richard Bass continued: “It’s important that we don’t just build homes but create places where people want to live. As part of this we invest in, support and grow the communities we work in.”