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New Homes Take Shape at Northshore

The first phase of the £300 million housing and regeneration scheme at Northshore in Stockton is gathering momentum with the partners meeting on site to help the construction team lay the next course of bricks.

Vivo – the name given to the initial phase of homes – is being developed by Muse in partnership with sister company and award winning housebuilder, Lovell, and is supported by The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Stockton Council and Tees Valley Housing.

Simon Dew, development manager from Muse, was joined by: Frances Barlow, senior regeneration officer from Fabrick - parent company of Tees Valley Housing;  Chris Munro, area manager at the HCA; Simon Hogg, operations director from Lovell, and Richard Poundford, head of regeneration and economic development for Stockton Council, to lay the next level of bricks at the Vivo site.

Simon commented:  “Northshore is one of the most exciting regeneration projects in the North.  Progress on site is going fantastically well and we’re looking forward to showing the public around when the show home opens early next year.”

Vivo will comprise 50 two, three and four bedroom houses built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.  The properties will lead the way in terms of urban design and sustainability, setting a benchmark for future development in the town.  New residents will benefit from some of the best energy saving systems available including photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting and smart meters.  The scheme has been carefully designed to take advantage of its prominent south facing, waterside location.

The site, which was prepared for development in a multi-million pound remediation programme led by the Homes and Communities Agency, already features the award-winning Infinity Bridge.

The homes at Vivo are located in a superb waterfront location on North Shore Road, within walking distance of the town centre, which will benefit from £20 million investment over the next five years.  Two stylish show homes by interior specialists Claude Hooper will be unveiled to the public in the New Year. 

Prices for the homes will start from £126,500. 
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The partners lay the next course of bricks.  Simon Dew (right) is joined by (left)- Frances Barlow, Tees Valley Unlimited; Chris Munro, HCA; Simon Hogg, Lovell and Richard Poundford Stockton Borough Council