Stockton Council has won a major award for a project which has seen hundreds of properties in Thornaby replaced with quality new homes.
Mandale Park won the “Best Housing and Regeneration Initiative” at last night’s prestigious Association of Public Service Excellence Awards (APSE).
Over the past ten years, residents, partners and the Council have worked closely to replace 578 properties with mixed-tenure, energy efficient homes in a safe and secure environment. Once complete more than 860 new homes will have been built, including 200 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety, Councillor Steve Nelson, said: “By working with our partners and residents Stockton Council has transformed Mandale Park to create hundreds of good quality, affordable homes which benefit residents and is yet another excellent example of how Stockton Council is working hard to regenerate brownfield land right across our Borough.
“So much has been achieved since the redevelopment began ten years ago. Already we have built more than 700 new properties and a modernised park, with the remaining homes being constructed over the next two years.
“This award is a credit to everyone who has been involved in the redevelopment of Mandale Park. The completed estate will be an area everyone can be proud of and will benefit current and future generations for many years to come.”
Stockton Council was awarded Best Housing and Regeneration Initiative against City of Edinburgh Council, Corby Borough Council, London Borough of Havering, North Ayrshire Council and Swale Borough Council.
The regeneration of Mandale Park has been led by Stockton Council in partnership with Tristar Homes, Barratt Homes, Keepmoat and Isos Housing and has received financial support from the Homes and Communities Agency.