believe housing welcomes Newton Hall resident to 600th new-build home

This week, believe housing welcomed Paula Marx to her new home in St Godric’s Close, as the resident of their 600th new-build home.

The St Godric’s Close development has been built on a vacant site near Newton Hall Library, and comprises of 17 adaptive bungalows, including 15 two-bedroom properties and two three-bedroom family homes.

Paula said: “I am just delighted. I feel so lucky to be moving into this lovely three-bedroom bungalow. I feel like a queen in my castle!”

This £2.5 million development has been built to meet the high demand for affordable bungalows in this area, with the design of the bungalows at St Godric’s set out with help from believe housing’s occupational therapists, with customers at the heart of the design, and finished to excellent standards.

Bill Fullen, Chief Executive at believe housing, said: “This project has been a great way of meeting demand for affordable homes in this area, and builds on our ambitious plans to construct 1,250 new homes over the next five years, providing top quality homes for people like Paula and her family.”

All believe housing’s rented homes are advertised through Durham Key Options, the choice-based lettings scheme for the county.

Construction on this site has been carried out by County Durham-based T Manners, maximising the impact of the project for the local economy.

Dan Mawson, Project Manager at believe housing said: “T Manners provided us with another successful site, despite some setbacks due to the ground conditions during the build. They worked hard to get over these hurdles and never lost sight of the end goal of providing high-quality bungalows for our customers. It was a pleasure to work with the T Manners team.”