DAMHA has taken over handover of ten new two-bedroom bungalows in College View, Esh Winning.
It forms part of the £15 million transformation of Esh Winning being driven by the Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC). This partnership between the county council and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat, has so far provided 60 properties for rent and for sale in the village.
In addition to College View, there are a further nine DAMHA bungalows behind the old Co-operative store, which were completed in 2011.
Brian Stobbs, Head of Asset Management at DAMHA, said: This is the third Esh Winning development in which we have been involved in the past few years and we are delighted to have been able to support the regeneration of the village by providing much needed housing.”
Richard Bass, Managing Director, New Build, with Keepmoat North East and a DVRC board member, commented: “This is a further example of how DVRC can change the face and prospects of former mining villages, helping them to restore pride and purpose after several difficult decades.”
Over the past 12 years DVRC has driven a £100 million regeneration programme, delivering over 1,000 homes – of which approximately 25% have been for rent or shared ownership. Through land deals and profit sharing this has generated more than £20 million for investment in community initiatives.