Work is continuing in Grove Hill as part of a masterplan to regenerate the estate.
Erimus Housing has a longstanding partnership with Middlesbrough Council to cement the future sustainability of Grove Hill in the town.
A large consultation exercise was initially carried out with people living in the area, leading to the demolition of hundreds of properties and the construction of new build homes.
Erimus Housing owned over 1,200 properties in Grove Hill and during the consultation residents said whilst many parts of Grove Hill were popular and had a strong sense of community, there were some areas where residents were concerned about empty properties, crime, community safety and the environment.
People wanted to see more homes for sale in the area, better local facilities and home and environmental improvements.
Work started on Castle Way in 2012, with the construction of 30 family homes; and also on the site previously occupied by Marton Grove School. This 44 unit development consists of two bedroom bungalows, two bedroom apartments and three bedroom house all for affordable rent and completed in March 2014. A further 36 properties have been constructed on Bishopton Road and will also be let at affordable rents.
With grant aid from the Environment Agency, Marton West Beck has been re-aligned and extensive landscaping undertaken to create an attractive open space. The park was named James Cook Gardens following a competition through a local school.
The last of the 600 housing demolitions on the Grove Hill site was completed in November 2014. Land on the cleared site has also been identified for private residential properties and also a supermarket. Erimus Housing are continuing to work alongside Middlesbrough Council on the demolition of the Palladium Buildings, proposals for a new road junction to replace the roundabout on Eastbourne Road and public realm works for Eastbourne Road shops.
A marketing exercise is shortly to be undertaken to seek developer interest for the available sites.