Mears and Livin partnership to give Shildon estate a £6m revamp and new homes

Mears and Livin partnership to give Shildon estate a £6m revamp and new homes

Mears and local housing provider Livin have embarked on a multi-million-pound project to regenerate a housing estate in County Durham.

Following extensive engagement with tenants, residents, owners, private landlords and stakeholders, The Courts on the Jubilee Fields estate in Shildon will undergo an extensive transformation that will include:

  • Introducing private garden spaces
  • Providing allocated parking
  • Converting unwanted flats into spacious family homes
  • Creating an improved estate layout

Homes at the Courts will also be made more energy-efficient and economical to heat. Mears will deliver the £6m scheme between November 2021 and Spring 2023, creating 20 homes for rent and 15 homes for sale, available in phases.

Alan Boddy, Livin’s Chief Executive, said: “Our placemaking approach is a proven way of addressing issues on estates, balancing investment in existing and new homes and addressing community needs and aspirations.

“By listening to our tenants, local residents and through working with our trusted partners we have designed a £6m scheme that transforms homes and lives and creates an estate that is sustainable and fit for the future.”

Image of how the estate will look after the revamp by Livin and Mears

Mears Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Colin Middlemass commented: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Livin and the residents of Shildon on a project that will make a massive difference to the community.

“As a business, Mears is committed to generating zero carbon housing in the UK and this project brings us one step closer to meeting our target of zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“We are looking forward to revitalising the estate to create something special — something that everyone can be proud of.”

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