Plans to build a community of stunning seaside homes have moved one step closer, after Avant Homes exchanged contracts on the purchase of land, as part of Sunderland City Council’s Seafront Regeneration Strategy.
The North East housebuilder was granted planning permission by Sunderland City Council for a new development earlier this year. And work has moved one step closer, after contracts were exchanged, a move that paves the way for construction to get underway later this year.
Located off Lowry Road and just a stone’s throw away from the Seaburn seafront, the 8.19-acre development will feature 82 design-led homes, comprising a selection of Avant Homes’ high-quality two, three and four-bedroom house-types. There will be 15 house designs to choose from with 10 per cent of homes affordable across the development.
Plans for the development, named Lowry Park, will sit close to two of the city’s most hotly-anticipated leisure developments, STACK Seaburn and the Seaburn Inn. STACK is under construction, made up of shipping containers stacked together to create a vibrant entertainment and leisure destination that will open in August and a 40-bed inn with rooms from Inn Collection Group is set to open in 2021.
Avant Homes North East regional director, Jennifer Tupman, said: “We are very pleased to have exchanged contracts on this landmark development for Seaburn and are now beginning to put the necessary steps in place to prepare for initial groundworks to start later in the year.
“Lowry Park will deliver high quality new build homes in a desirable seaside location and make a significant contribution to Sunderland City Council’s extensive regeneration plans for this coastal suburb. We are hugely excited to be part of this project and to bring our very latest range of homes to homebuyers in the city.”
It is anticipated that the first homes will be on sale later this year with the first residents expected to take occupation in 2021. The overall build is expected to take three years and will create approximately 90 sales and construction jobs.
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “Seaburn is fast-changing into a vibrant seaside community with fantastic leisure facilities, with plans afoot for yet more investment that will improve historic buildings in Seaburn and Roker.
“It’s no surprise that more families are keen to make Sunderland in general, and Seaburn in particular, their home, and this new development will be another attractive addition to the city’s housing offer.”
The development will feature Avant Homes’ very latest house designs and specification including everything buyers have come to expect from the housebuilder such as open-plan living spaces, bi-fold doors, floor-to-ceiling tiled bathrooms and exclusively-designed kitchens, as standard.
In addition to providing modern, high-quality homes for the area, Avant Homes will also invest over £600,000 towards local education, a coastal ward contribution, the provision of open green spaces and a children’s play area.
Sunderland is growing its reputation as a place to live. It has been named the ‘third richest city in the UK’ according to scientists who looked at the assets the city has to offer vs the things that lead to a rich and fulfilled life. Sunderland was also named as the best city to live for under 30s, in a recent report by OneFamily. And housebuilders are investing in the city, with thousands of new dwellings set to be built in Sunderland by 2033; it’s all part of a wider vision for the city to transform its offer as a place to live work and play.
Based in Sunderland, Avant Homes North East is one of the leading residential property developers with property portfolios across the North East, Scotland, Yorkshire, Central England, and Midlands regions.
Lowry Park is one of 14 current developments by Avant Homes North East delivering 2,000 design-led homes across the region. The housebuilder’s portfolio stretches from Acomb near Hexham to Guisborough in Tees Valley.
For more information on Avant Homes North East visit – www.avanthomes.co.uk