This is what we have done
The £3.5m eco-village in the heart of South Bank was completed in March 2012 and includes 15 new homes and 11 terraced houses that have been extensively refurbished.
Redcar and Cleveland invested £740,000 from the Councils capital programme, with £936,000 coming from the HCA and £650,000 from Growth Point.
Residents in the new homes can expect to see energy bills being up to about £1,000 a year less than traditional homes because of the energy saving elements including in the building of the houses. Four of the Eco Village's 15 new houses meet the Government's challenging Code for Sustainable Home's level six - the first of their kind in the area to be carbon neutral. The 11 terraced properties, in Queen Street, have been fully refurbished and were made available to rent or buy through shared-equity schemes.
This is what you will see
The development has proved to be a great success with only five of the twenty six properties not sold or unallocated by the end of June 2012 and also recognition as one of the top 50 affordable housing schemes in the UK in 2012.
For residents of South Bank, who have seen hundreds of houses demolished in recent times, they are celebrating the first new homes in the area for 20 years.
Local people, who have strongly supported the development, were among the guests of honour when a show home featuring the latest environmentally friendly technology was officially opened.
The Low Pastures scheme, built by North-East based Gentoo, is an integral part of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's multi-million pound regeneration programme for South Bank.
The development has not only brought new housing to the area, it has also created employment opportunities, engaged the community of South Bank and will aim to meet customer and community aspirations which are sustainable in the future.
A striking sculpture was also unveiled in November 2012, on Normanby Road, as part of the regeneration of South Bank. The 'Blank Canvas' installation for the new Eco Village development was the brainchild of former steel fabricator Ray Lonsdale, whose artistic pieces have received increasing critical acclaim.
To find out more about the development and any future plans please contact Angela Brockbank, Masterplan Delivery Team Leader on 01642 444320.
If you are interested in purchasing or renting a property please contact Gentoo on 0191 525 5000.