• £6m investment set to deliver “much needed” sustainable housing in DurhamGate development

    £6m investment set to deliver “much needed” sustainable housing in DurhamGate development

    Arlington Real Estate and Livin have successfully secured planning permission to create new “much needed” bungalows at the expanding DurhamGate mixed-use development.

    Durham County Council has granted permission for the development of 39 bungalows, which will be available for affordable rent to the over 55’s and people with disabilities.

    Located in the heart of DurhamGate and close to Livin’s headquarters, the development is part of the housing provider’s strategy to build additional high quality sustainable homes to meet the needs and aspirations of older people and those with disabilities. Supported with funding from Homes England, the development represents a £6.1m investment by Livin.

    Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2022 with completion expected by September 2023 and includes four bungalows to be fitted with solar panels and air source heat source pumps to reduce energy consumption and reduce the cost of living for tenants.

    The addition of the new homes will enhance the already well-established residential community at DurhamGate. With more than 680 homes, DurhamGate has attracted “in the region” of £100m of investment.

    Source: BDaily