Considerate County Durham housing scheme completed

A housing project in County Durham’s Darlington, which has been purpose-built to deliver affordable housing for elderly homeowners in the area, has now been completed.

Architects in Nantwich, Darlington and other parts of the UK are increasingly being called upon to help develop projects that offer accommodation that is not only affordable, but designed with the needs of future occupants in mind.

The Barton Street houses are designed for homeowners aged 60 years old and above, with many of the new residents downsizing from larger properties. Single-floor homes are ideal for older households with family members struggling to manage stairs due to mobility issues.

Residents are already moving into the bungalow homes based on Darlington’s Barton Street. The single-storey properties feature two bedrooms each and have been applauded by the town’s Railway Housing Association.

The newly finished bungalows are placed adjacent to another local housing project known as The Sidings, completed in 2019. The former scheme also involved a considerate restoration of a railway engine shed with listed status, which dated back to 1844.

Paul and Carol Summers are among the new residents on Barton Street. Paul commented to The Northern Echo:

“I served in the Parachute Regiment with my friend who lives at The Sidings and he told me how nice the bungalows were, so we were delighted when we discovered our application had been successful.”

The new development on Barton Street cost a total of £2.4 million, £651,664 of which was awarded in the form of a grant from Homes England, the agency for national housing and regeneration here in the UK.

Posted by Mark
February 8, 2021

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