Our North and Midlands work with Vistry

December 6, 2021

Vistry Partnerships have announced their housing schemes in the North East and Midlands, and asked us to provide timber frame for a share of the properties.

The Vistry Partnerships North team have worked on eight new projects that will deliver 1000 homes across the North East.  The initiatives include properties for open market sale, shared ownership, affordable rent, private rent and extra care facilities for the over 55’s.  All of them involve partnerships with government, local councils and or registered housing providers. Having signed a deal with the government’s housing accelerator Homes England, to purchase the land, the housing and regeneration specialist brought in partners Sigma Capital Group plc and Beyond Housing to offer a diverse range of homes and options.

One of these projects is the £62 million, 350 mixed tenure development adjacent to the James Cook University Hospital in the Brackenhoe area of Middlesbrough where Stewart Milne Timber Systems delivered 80 units for site.

We also delivered 80 units on the £55 million Kirkleatham scheme near Redcar in Cleveland.   360 properties are being provided on land to the west of Kirkleatham Lane with a selection available for shared ownership and affordable rent through Beyond Housing, with a further 80 for private rent through Sigma Capital’s Simple Life brand and the remaining 172 sold by Vistry’s housing division, Linden Homes.

We are also working with Vistry to supply and erect 54 timber frame properties for the community in Europa Way, near Leamington Spa in Warwickshire.  Europa Way is a picturesque 54-home development adjacent to their existing ‘Priors’ development, a mix of two- and three-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses and bungalows.

The development benefits from pre-fitted insulation to maximise energy efficiency and ensure homes stay cosy. This enhanced thermal performance was a special requirement for the development as part of the Affordable Homes Programme funding granted by the local authority.

  • The 54-home project includes 235 I-joist flooring fitted in each building and uses the Delta build system.
  • It will complement the adjoining open market mixed tenure development with a similar housing offer for those who require a high-quality affordable tenure option.
  • This development is part of a larger development scheme being delivered by multiple housebuilders over 23.39 acres of agricultural land that will see approximately 4,500 new homes delivered.
  • The site also benefits from the Europa Way Corridor Highways Improvement Programme, in addition to a great selection of public transport links including both Leamington and Warwick rail stations located less than ten minutes away.

Work is also ongoing at the York Road site in Birmingham using the Delta system and meeting the same criteria around enhanced thermal performance.  The build is underway and making very good progress.

We have been delighted to support Vistry’s work nationwide and look forward to our continued partnership delivering insulated houses with affordable options across the developments.