Boom time at Hartlepool building firm as it announces future plans

A Hartlepool property developer has announced the next phase of ambitious growth plans.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 5:01 pm

Acland Homes has agreed an exclusive new five-year partnership with Newcastle-based AstonWalker Developments in a move that will extend the planning, land acquisition and residential development services it currently provides.

Under the terms of the contract, the firm, which currently has £8.3m worth of developments in the pipeline over the next 18 months, will be able to provide extensive construction capabilities, offering a single source design and build service.

Current projects include several new residential schemes in Worset Lane, in Hartlepool, Cotherstone village, near Barnard Castle, Queens Meadow, in Hartlepool, and Green Lane, in Yarm.

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Acland Homes’ Stephen Litherland, far right, with construction partners.

Stephen Litherland, managing director of Acland Homes, said: “We are seeing growth on the back of delivering a good quality, bespoke product coupled with strong consumer demand for new homes and the stamp duty holiday.

“Our new partnership with AstonWalker will extend our house building capabilities – they will be our exclusive construction arm. So we very much look forward to developing our relationship with them as we bring forward more developments in the next 12 months.”

Davie Aston, director at AstonWalker, said: “We will be assisting Stephen and his colleagues with the construction of new homes in a move that will be beneficial for both companies.

“The fact that we are working together on developments across the region is a real statement of intent by both firms, helping to support the creation of new communities and quality housing where they’re most needed.”