Sunderland developer builds portfolio as work begins on two "major" housing projects

A Sunderland housebuilder has announced that work has begun on two “major” housing sites.

Work on Gentoo Homes’ new sites in Doxford Park and Chester Road had been temporarily delayed due to the impact of coronavirus, but is now set to begin, with more than 200 homes to be built.

The Chester Road site, named Chester Gate, has seen construction start on the first phase of 118 new homes following the completion of highway improvements by Sunderland City Council.

In Doxford Park, the ‘Churchfields’ development will mark the final 100 new homes of the ongoing regeneration project in the area.

Anthony Douglas, managing director at Gentoo Homes, commented: “We’re excited that construction work can now safely resume on two of our biggest developments in Sunderland.

“These are two extremely important sites and we are pleased that we have received a lot of interest in both schemes.

“While it was disappointing to temporarily put construction work on hold, we can now look forward to bringing these new homes to the market in 2021.”