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New affordable homes

New affordable homes

Construction work has begun on new affordable homes  in County Durham.

In a £2.7 million investment, DAMHA is building 19, two bedroom bungalows on Abbey Drive overlooking Sunniside Methodist Church.

The layout of the Abbey Drive scheme has been orientated to give residents both security, with gable bay windows overlooking footpaths, and a ‘green’ feel with generous landscaping. Each bungalow enjoys its own private garden and dedicated parking bay in addition to areas of common amenity space.

The bungalows are being are laid out to provide two bedrooms with generous kitchen and living spaces but can be adapted to meet potentially changing needs, offering the scope for people to remain in their homes for as long as possible, thereby reducing the pressure on health and social care systems.

The initial layout has two bedrooms, one for visitors which can also assist in the event of the resident requiring additional space for mobility aids etc. All bathrooms have both a wetroom/shower area and a bath, that gives residents the choice to use whichever they prefer.

DAMHA Chief Executive, Paul Mullis, added, “We currently already have 11 affordable housing schemes within the Sunderland area, totalling 156 homes, and very much look forward to continue working with Sunderland City Council to provide sustainable and affordable accommodation in the area, and help to meet both the current and future needs of its residents.”

“The site on Abbey Drive gives us a fantastic opportunity to provide high quality bungalows for which there is a strong demand in this area of Houghton Le Spring whilst the innovative design will create homes for life for the residents.”

Construction of the 19 bungalows is expected to take some 10 months with the first homes becoming available in November 2018. Further details are available from DAMHA on 0800 0432642.