BoHo Phase one has secured grant funding through the National Affordable Housing Programme after successfully being shortlisted for the Northern Housing Challenge.
The BoHo zone will be a creative quarter for digital media, digital technology and creative companies, located in the Greater Middlehaven regeneration area north of Middlesbrough town centre.
BoHo will comprise three core buildings to provide workspace and support for the digital creative companies to complement the wider Digital City initiative in Middlesbrough, where work is now underway on the Institute of Digital Innovation and the Centre of Creative Technologies.
Erimus will develop up to 40 live-work units which will support the BoHo zone concept by providing accommodation for digital and creative professionals in close proximity to the main Digital Enterprise Centre.
Phase one consists of 19 apartment type live-work units in one block, each of which have a flexible open working space within the unit, in addition to the living area traditionally provided in the apartment.
All live–work units in the first phase of the development will be for rent, with intermediate rents being charged on the live-work units to reflect the specialist nature of the scheme. Click here to go to the BoHouse website.
Robert Napier, Chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the national body providing funding for affordable housing across the country, has seen first-hand the progress so far on Erimus Housing’s new Bohouse scheme in Middlesbrough: