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ECO-HOMES: Housing company buys Boho flats

ECO-HOMES: Housing company buys Boho flats

The Boho Village apartment blocks which are currently being built in Middlehaven, Image: Middlesbrough Development Company/Bright Ideas

A housing company has invested nearly £4m in eco-homes in Middlesbrough.

Beyond Housing has put £3.75m of funding into the Boho Village development in Middlehaven and has snapped up 30 two-bedroom apartments.

The apartments will all have energy-efficient heat pumps which extract heat from the air outside the home to create heat and hot water inside.

This is an efficient and eco-friendly alternative to the traditional heating systems in homes and will save people money on energy bills, as well as providing a reduced carbon footprint.

Louise Bentley, Senior Project Manager at Beyond Housing, said: “We are delighted to be a part of this exciting new development. By delivering these 30 beautiful eco-friendly homes on a rent-to-buy basis we will be offering a great opportunity for people to become established on the housing ladder.”

This investment is supported by Homes England which has provided grant funding worth £1.19m.

These homes are part of the wider Boho Village development which will see six three-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom homes, as well as 45 apartments which will be made up of three blocks of 15.

Construction started in May at the site, which is next to 10 existing homes and the Grade II listed Captain Cook pub.

It is hoped that the project will be finished by August 2022.

Tony Dodds, Managing Director of Middlesbrough Development Company Ltd, added: “It’s a pleasure to be working with Beyond Housing on what is Middlesbrough Development Company’s inaugural residential development.

“Their early commitment to the project has helped MDC and Bright Ideas to deliver new homes in this area of Middlesbrough, preparing the way for a wave of new schemes which will not only help regenerate the wider Middlehaven area but also benefit the town as a whole.”


Words: Emily Craigie, Local Demcoracy Reporter

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