Esh secures £25m new housing contract


Esh Construction will deliver a new housing development in County Durham valued at £25 million. 

Credit: Esh Construction.

Housing provider Karbon Homes hired the local contractor to be its construction partner for 104 new affordable homes in Pelton. 

The development, which will be built on the site of the former Roseberry Sports Community College, will include 52 rent-to-buy properties, family homes, as well as 31 apartments and eight bungalows. 

Many of the new homes will be built using timber frame construction techniques, reducing energy use and waste, and potentially cutting delivery time by 25 per cent. 

The development will be part-funded through Karbon’s £165 million strategic partnership with Homes England, to develop 2,200 affordable homes across the North East and Yorkshire by 2028.    

Work is expected to get underway in the coming weeks.   

Credit: Esh Construction.

Chris Hale, pre-construction director at Esh, said: “This is a significant contract award for our affordable housing division, and we’re delighted to build on our successful working relationship by securing another scheme with Karbon Homes.  

“More than 70 properties will be built utilising timber frame, providing additional environmental efficiencies throughout the build process.  

“We look forward to getting work underway and delivering more environmentally friendly new build affordable homes across the North East.” 

Zoey Hawthorne, assistant director of development delivery at Karbon Homes, added: “We have a long-established working relationship with the team at Esh, who have supported us on a number of new homes developments over the last few years, and we look forward to work getting underway in the coming months.” 

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