New homes snapshot – New builds reinforce regeneration of Middlesbrough
Teesside is one of the North East’s best-known areas, its fame built on the former industrial strength of the region, with the town of Middlesbrough at its heart. As it finds a new base for economic success, a host of new homes are available to house a growing population.
Recent figures from online agent HouseSimple.com showed average price in the town at around 2% less than in 2011, a trend suffered by many parts of the north-eastern corner of England but particularly noted here against the backdrop of a rejected Local Plan for housing from 2014 that is only now being re-submitted for public consultation.
The plans show hundreds of new homes across a range of zones around Middlesbrough over the next few years, with another 4,200 or more in the period 2019-2029.
These new homes will support general regeneration that is establishing successful employment areas, such as the Queen’s Square project that is now 100% filled with tenants, close to the railway station.
Recently, housebuilders Story Homes and Miller Homes submitted proposals for a 1,000-unit scheme for family homes on land at Stainsby Hall Farm in the Acklam aream adjacent to the existing Kingsbrook Wood site.
New homes currently for sale in Middlesbrough:
Close to Albert Park, Miller Homes’ Clairville Grange offer a range of three- and four-bedroom houses from £159,950, with Help to Buy available. The homes are close to Teesside University, just a mile away from the facilities of Middlesbrough Sports Village and within easy reach of the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre.
The same housebuilder is providing three-, four- and five-bedroom house types in the south-west of the town at Acklam Woods. Prices start at £194,950 and residents can enjoy good local shopping and proximity to a mix of leisure and sports facilities, together with a range of schools for all ages.
Not far away, and built around the stunning Grade I listed Acklam Hall mansion, a development of that name from Taylor Wimpey is offering a collection of well-specified four- and five-bedroom detached homes starting at £249,950. Options of part exchange and Help to Buy are available.
For those on a more modest budget, starting prices of under £100,000 at High Farm for a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties will be of interest, with the town centre on the door step and Cleveland Retail Park nearby. There are plenty of road and public transport connections within easy reach, too.
Marton-in-Cleveland is a southern suburban village three miles from the town centre and the location of Ladgate Park, a development of three- and four-bedroom homes from Avant Homes. Prices currently start at £229,995, with Express Move and part exchange to assist buyers.
Close by is Stonefolds, a collection of bungalows and houses from Gentoo. With a choice of two to five bedrooms, the appeal of this development is wide, from its convenient connection to Middlesbrough’s shops and amenities to its local schools and nearby places of leisure.
Thirteen Group is offering a range of starter homes at The Ridings, in the north-east of the town, which are available to buy outright or on Shared Ownership (prices from £110,000 and £27,500 respectively). Help to Buy is an option, too. The specification includes a security alarm, off-street parking and a fitted kitchen.
Beck View is a development of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes from MJ Gleeson priced from £89,995, again with the option of Help to Buy for those who can provide a 5% deposit. Middlesbrough’s station is under three miles away and there are an ‘outstanding’ primary school and ‘good’ secondary school close by.