Tolent appointed main contractor for £40m housing scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 1 Jul 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Tolent has been selected as the main contractor for the £40m new housing scheme for the planned Vaux neighbourhood at Riverside Sunderland in the UK.

The contractor was chosen by Sunderland City Council in the UK

Tolent will deliver 135 'ultra-modern' system-build homes, with designs chosen from an architectural competition.

Being constructed on the site of an old brewery, the new Vaux neighborhood will eventually feature 1,000 homes.

The homes will along with The Beam and City Hall, which is the latest project to be built at Riverside Sunderland.

Vaux is one of the four new communities being built at Riverside.

Construction work of the project is anticipated to start within weeks.

The properties are based on the winning designs in the ‘Homes of 2030’ competition.

Launched in March 2020, this competition was managed by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The joint winners of this competition were Plus Home (+Home) designed by Igloo Regeneration with Useful Projects, Expedition Engineers and Mawson Kerr; and Connector Housing designed by Openstudio with Hoare Lea, LDA Design and Gardiner & Theobald.

The first tranche of homes is expected to complete by the end of next year.

Sunderland City Council leader Graeme Miller said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have taken this final step to get work started on our flagship residential scheme at Riverside Sunderland. The housing developments on Riverside Sunderland will be world-class, and Tolent is an ideal partner to deliver them, based locally and capable of building these aspirational homes.”

Tolent chief executive Paul Webster said: “Vaux neighbourhood is an amazing project that showcases the strides being taken in Sunderland to modernise the city centre. The world-class houses being built will provide a community fit for the future and an archetype for sustainable housing.”

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Image: Construction work of the project is anticipated to start within weeks. Credit: Khusen Rustamov from Pixabay.

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