Major construction work to begin on final phase of Doxford Park regeneration project

Gentoo Homes is set to begin major construction work on the final phase of the Doxford Park regeneration project, with 100 new homes to be built on land off Mill Hill Road.

Work will begin in the coming weeks, with 90 homes being made available for market sale, eight homes for affordable rent and two further affordable homes available to purchase at discount market value. The site will feature a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom properties.

The new development, which will be known as ‘Churchfields’, is adjacent to the Gentoo Homes ‘Thurcroft’ development and the existing open space will be closed off to the public as part of major construction work.

In addition to this, the existing underpass that connects the Churchfields site with ‘Balmore’ on the opposite side of the road will be permanently closed and blocked off to the public. A new pedestrian crossing will be installed across Mill Hill Road in place of the underpass.

As part of Section 106 obligations, Gentoo Homes will make a £400,000 contribution to Sunderland City Council, providing funding for improvements to local educational facilities and the protection of coastal sites within the city.

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Gentoo Group, said:

“I’m delighted that the final phase of the Group’s wider regeneration of Doxford Park is nearing completion. Gentoo’s £97m investment has clearly transformed the area and stimulated significant economic growth for Sunderland through the construction of 649 new homes that have met a range of local housing needs.”

Anthony Lowther, Managing Director at Gentoo Homes, said:

“We’re excited to build on the success of previous phases in the Doxford Park redevelopment and have already received a significant level of interest in the homes at Churchfields.”