Miller Homes has announced plans to build over 700 new homes across the North-East this year – with almost 300 across developments in the Tees area and over 400 homes planned for the North of the region.
This figure will see the homebuilder almost double the number of homes completed in the region last year, responding to increased demand for new homes since the pandemic began.
This year will see the launch of six new developments in Ingleby Barwick, Hartlepool, Darlington, Pelton, Peterlee and Blyth, improving communities thanks to contributions to local infrastructure, as well as affordable housing at each new development.
As well as launching new sites, a number of developments are expected to complete this year.
These include The Oaklands in Newton Aycliffe, Sandbrook Meadows in Seaburn, Broadoaks in Bedlington, Barley Meadows in Cramlington and Westburn Village in Hebburn.
Miller Homes’ regional offices are in North Shields and Newton Aycliffe and there are 16 live developments across the North-East and Teesside.
Patrick Arkle, regional managing director at Miller Homes North East – pictured above (left) with regional operations director at Miller Homes Teesside Mark Bayliss (pre-Covid), said: “We pride ourselves on the quality of our homes and the desirable locations in which we build them, so are pleased to be bringing more and more great places to live in the region each year.”
Purchasing land to build further new homes is also high on the agenda, especially across the Tees Valley, an area which is key to Miller Homes’ continued investment strategy.
Mark Bayliss added: “We have ambitious growth plans and the demand from North East buyers is there, especially in areas that will see further economic growth like Tees Valley, thanks to announcements in the latest Budget like the Freeport bringing new jobs and opportunity.”
Interest from house hunters has remained high since the market reopened following the first national lockdown and the announcement of the Stamp Duty holiday, with Miller Homes’ sales enquiries approximately 30 per cent higher than last year^, and new home reservations also significantly ahead for the year.
Patrick Arkle said: “Our planned investment in the region won’t stop there, we will continue this trend into 2022 as we’re already forecasting to build almost 1,000 homes next year, growing this year’s number by a further 38 per cent and continuing to create local jobs and career progression opportunities for our people.”