A major new housing development replacing old council offices has begun.
A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place for the new Delaval Park development.
Northumberland development company Arch is investing £2.5m in the building of 28 houses and apartments on the site of the former Blyth Valley Council offices in Seaton Delaval.
The family homes will be available in a range of styles consisting of two and three bedroomed properties and a small number of apartments. All for private rent.
The first new properties will be ready in October and the building works is scheduled for completion by the middle of January 2015.
A spokesperson for Arch said: “Properties will be available for rent and high demand is expected so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.”
Arch has appointed Turney Wylde as the main contractor, who are being supported by Plan B, a team of design partners for the project – a consortium made up of the Elliott Associates and Ian Darby Partnership, supported by Shadbolt Consulting – to deliver an innovative scheme of housing.
Dave Ledger, Arch chairman and deputy leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “These new homes at Seaton Delaval will be Arch’s first major investment in developing a new rental housing offer, and our first direct housing development.
“Private rental has often been seen as a niche sector of the housing market, but across Britain demand for high-quality, professionally-managed private rented housing is growing rapidly as many people, especially young families, are finding it harder or less attractive to buy.”
To enquire about properties at Delaval Park contact Arch Homes on (01670) 528 499, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.arch-homes.co.uk