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Work starts on new homes at Vivo Northshore

Construction has started on a third phase of 82 new family homes at Northshore in Stockton on Tees.

A ground breaking ceremony has been held to mark the official start on site at the latest phase of residential development at Northshore, on the banks of the River Tees and close to the Infinity Bridge.

Representatives from partners Muse Developments, Stockton Borough Council, contractor Tolent Living and purchaser Thirteen Group attended the event on site.

Housing provider Thirteen Group have purchased 20 two and three bed houses at the development, which will be available for shared ownership.

National developer and urban regeneration specialist, Muse, is delivering the £300 million Northshore regeneration scheme in partnership with HCA and Stockton Borough Council.

When complete, the 56 acre development will provide a mix of family housing, offices, a new Hampton by Hilton hotel and leisure space.

The scheme has already delivered 126 new homes, Fusion Hive - a 36,000 sq ft Innovation Centre for digital and technology sector start-ups and a 43,000 sq ft head office for Thirteen Housing Group.

The proposed 128 bed Hampton by Hilton hotel has also recently been granted planning permission and is due to start on site in the Summer of this year.

Simon Dew, Senior Development Surveyor at Muse, said: “Following the success of phases one and two at Vivo Northshore, Muse has continued its investment into more housing, with another 82 family homes now under construction. The new homes will follow in the footsteps of the previous phases, focusing on innovative and contemporary design with many offering stunning riverside views.

“It’s been great to see the Northshore community develop over the past few years and this latest phase of housing will be a further positive addition to the area, which is now a vibrant and attractive place to live, work and visit.”

Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Bob Cook, commented: “Vivo at Northshore is already providing high quality housing and is in a fantastic location with stunning views of the River Tees, water sports and other leisure activities in close proximity and the shops, cafes, bars and eateries as well as the nationally acclaimed events and festivals of Stockton Town Centre just a short walk away.

“It is great to see this latest stage of Vivo get under way complementing the homes which have already been constructed as well as the office space occupied by Fusion Hive and Thirteen.”

Ian Wardle, chief executive at Thirteen, added: “Vivo Northshore is in an ideal location, close to Stockton Town Centre and is perfectly suited to families and people of all ages. We are proud to be a part of this exceptional development.”

The sales launch is planned for Autumn 2017.