Avant  to build £93m of homes at four North East developments

Avant to build £93m of homes at four North East developments

Plan for almost 400 properties will mean construction and sales jobs over five years

North East housebuilder Avant Homes is bringing 392 new homes to the north east across four new developments.

 The new developments worth a combined value of £93m will be built in Acomb, Northumberland; Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle; Chilton, Durham; and Guisborough, Teesside.

 In the sought-after village of Acomb a mixture of 39 two, three, four and five bedroom homes will be built at a four acre site on Garden House Bank Lane. Groundworks are underway at the £12.9m development and construction is expected to start in August.  The first homes will be ready for occupation in autumn 2017 with the site build completed in 2019.

 In Kenton Bank Foot planning has been granted for 57 houses on a six-acre site on Station Road worth £16.8m. Building works will begin in April with overall construction also due for completion in 2019.

 The Sunderland-based developer will build 114 homes on a nine-acre site on Rectory Lane in Guisborough, Teesside. The £26.7m development will offer a mix of two, three and four bedroom properties with the first homes completed by September 2017.

 Outline planning has also been granted for a two-phase build programme of 182 properties on a 14-acre development in Chilton. The £36.5m development off Durham Road will comprise a selection of three and four-bedroom homes. Works on the first phase of 92 homes will get underway in April with the full build programme lasting approximately five years.

 Avant Homes North East managing director, Scott Varley, said: “We have had an extremely strong start to 2017 and the purchase of these four new sites will take our portfolio of developments in the region to 14.

 “Our focus as a business is on building innovative design-led, family homes in prime locations and these new developments allow us to continue to deliver on our strategic growth plans."

Avant will also invest more than £500,000 in the creation and improvement of public open spaces, affordable housing education provision, ecological protection and recreation facilities.

 The build programme for each site will create a large number of local construction and sales jobs over the next five years.