Work on construction of some much needed new homes in the coastal village of Embleton, Northumberland is drawing to a conclusion, as the finishing touches are put to the last few houses and work on landscaping the site gets underway.
Constructed under Northumberland County Council’s affordable homes programme, in total 16 new homes have been created on the village development. All homes will be available to rent and will be managed by Homes for Northumberland (HFN), the council’s arms length housing management company.
This latest development comprises four two-bedroom bungalows, four one-bedroom apartments, six two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses. Most of the homes boast amazing sea views in one of the most beautiful locations in the region.
Key construction challenges faced during the 38-week build schedule included a lack of mains gas in the village and an electricity supply which is already operating at capacity. To overcome these Surgo installed LPG tanks and increased the capacity of the electricity substation in order to meet requirements.
Due to the site’s location and in keeping with the contractor’s policy of supporting the local economy, Surgo staffed the project using both labour and sub-contractors who work within the local vicinity.
Currently the contractor is on site at a further development for the local authority in Shilbottle, where it is constructing 20 homes.
Both schemes have been delivered under design and build contracts. The architect behind both projects was Pod Urban Design.