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Table topping service for non-league club

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Bishop Auckland AFC Chairman Steve Coulthard (left) alongside Linden Homes Sales Executive Elliot Connah.

  The donation of tables and display stands to a famous old football club has helped to kit out a shelter in memory of a much-loved supporter.   The items, given to Bishop Auckland AFC by developer Linden Homes, enabled ‘Chef’s Shelter’ – named after Darren ‘Chef’ Cooke, who tragically passed away last year after a short, non-covid related illness – to provide table service drinks to socially distanced guests outside.   At a time when no football can be played, this

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Housing plan is milestone for former colleagues

Monday, June 28, 2021
Cllr. Damms (right) and Steve Birch discuss the Malthouses proposal on the redevelopment site.

  Plans for 73 new high quality homes in Sheffield will complete a memorable circle for two men involved in removing properties from the site over a decade ago.   Steve Birch, then working with the council’s housing department, was involved with local Cllr. Tony Damms, in finding better homes for those living on the site.   The 1950s pre-fabricated Malthouses homes, that once stood in Mansel Crescent, Mansel Road and Mansel Avenue, Parson Cross, were built as part of a national

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Workhouse deal brings refurbishment closer

Friday, June 25, 2021

  The developer proposing an exciting regeneration of an historic Hexham site has acquired the plot, paving the way for a September start of construction work.   The 79th Group’s plans for the town’s old workhouse have also captured the imagination of those in the market for a house move. Within weeks after announcing a refurbishment of the site, the developer has received over 50 sales enquiries from potential buyers looking to reside at the Old Workhouse.   The £9.2 million redevelopment will see the 182-year-old building transformed into 32

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Fab four scoop construction awards

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
(L-R) Chris Jamieson, Sean Nugent, John Flintoff And Gary Easton.

  A North East regeneration specialist has secured four coveted awards for the quality of work on its developments this month.   Vistry Partnerships North East’s Site Managers Sean Nugent, Gary Easton and John Flintoff have inspired their teams to create sites worthy of Premier Quality Recognition Awards – from Premier Guarantee. Whilst Chris Jamieson, also a Site Manager, has secured his third Pride in the Job award from the NHBC.   Premier Quality Recognition is a national award only given to professionals achieving the very

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Regeneration Specialist Forms New Partnership

Monday, June 14, 2021
(L-R) Steve Birch, Interim Project Manager at SHC, Cllr. Mike Chaplin, Southey Ward Member, Cllr. Paul Wood, Executive Member for Housing, Roads and Waste Management and Stuart Leslie, Divisional Director at Esh Construction.

  A leading regeneration and housing specialist has formed a new partnership to support the development of 2,300 homes in South Yorkshire.   Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) has appointed Esh Construction to deliver a development at Parson Cross which has a construction value of £5.4 million.   A collection of 44 two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes will be built at three sites located

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Firm’s ethics meet strict UN standards

Friday, June 11, 2021
David Webster

  As it develops several gold mining concessions in West Africa, the UK based 79th Group has been accepted into a United Nations (UN) initiative designed to ensure the highest levels of corporate responsibility and accountability.   The company has pledged to adhere to the ‘Ten Principles’ of the UN Global Compact, which focuses on human rights – including worker’s rights and child labour – ethical operations and environmental responsibility.   After passing an external audit of its environmental management and procedures, the group is now Green Mark Certified – providing assurance to its

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Developer continues to meet Durham’s housing need

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Vistry at work

    The success of a mixed tenure development in County Durham – designed to help meet local housing need - has paved the way for a second phase, more than three times bigger.   Bishops Park, delivered 99 new homes on an eight acre plot next to Auckland Park on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland.  Of these 49 were for private sale, 20 for shared ownership and the remaining 30 for affordable rent.   Now the developer, Vistry Partnerships North East, has acquired a further 31 adjacent acres in order to build

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Building materials start ‘cabin fervour’

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Geoff Scott and Assistant Head Carolann McKay. Students are front l-r Jack Bell, Kallum Crombie, Alex Mclean and Chrissy Pearson. Back l-r Jack Jopling and Thomas Foley.

  The donation of construction materials to a Peterlee school will help students build skills while rescuing a vital campus cabin.   Dene Academy runs construction classes, offering hands on learning experiences to students that help to hone useful techniques while engaging young people with the wider school curriculum.   The donation of 2,000 bricks by Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC) – the partnership between Durham County Council and

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Young imaginations to run wild!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Front of picture in window Graham. Behind, left to right is: Archee, Tess Wright with Geoff (dog) and Mason. Back row: Adam Gallagher of Tees Valley Joinery,  Luka, Kyle, Huw and Dave Brown of Vistry Partnerships North East.

Imaginations are running wild at a Darlington school, following the creation of a forest classroom.   The 20ft by 10ft construction at Marchbank Free School - donated by Vistry Partnerships North East, with Tees Valley Joinery (TVJ) providing the base and erecting the classroom - will enhance outdoor teaching sessions. Features will include large double doors for wheelchair

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Tapestry inspires pupils to record the Covid times in history

Friday, May 7, 2021
Rhonda Winskill, Dave Brown and the school’s head boy and girl pictured as work begins on the Covid-19 ‘tapestry’ at Rowlands Gill Primary School.

Pupils at Rowlands Gill Primary School have been recording their own experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic, taking inspiration from an iconic relic from the middle ages.   The idea to create their own version of the Bayeux Tapestry, was inspired by the donation of lengthy rolls of plotter machine paper by Vistry Partnerships North East, which is developing a site near the school.   The famous 11th Century artwork depicts the events

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