The construction of nearly 100 new homes on the site of a derelict former working men's club in a County Durham town is now complete, developers say.

The site where the long derelict Easington & District Working Men's Club in Easington formerly stood has been developed into a housing development worth £11m. 

The estate, located off Seaside Lane, is now made up of a mixture of two to four-bedroom homes as well as eight two-bed bungalows for affordable rent and rent to buy.

The Northern Echo: The new homes in Easington.The new homes in Easington. (Image: ESH CONSTRUCTION)

Overseen by Esh Construction, the now complete estate has brought the area back to life after the club closed in the mid-2000s according to bosses, who hope the homes will help meet demand.

Kate Abson, Director of Development at believe housing, said: “Seaside Lane is a really important scheme for believe housing, helping us to meet demand for affordable homes in the local area as we have seen significant interest from people who want to live here.

The Northern Echo: The former working man's club.The former working man's club. (Image: GOOGLE MAPS)

“It has delivered brand new high-quality homes that people aspire to live in, and a mixed community where people can thrive. A lot of people who aspire to get on the property ladder are using the opportunities created at Seaside Lane to do that.

“Seaside Lane and its construction had a hugely positive impact on the wider area, in terms of investment into the local community and the region. And, after the site laid dormant and derelict for some time, this scheme has brought it back into use and is now a really attractive and popular place to live.”

The Northern Echo: Esh Constricton bosses.Esh Constricton bosses. (Image: ESH CONSTRUCTION)


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Esh Construction’s Land and Partnerships Director, Laura Devaney, was integral in developing the initial proposals for the scheme and was on site to mark its completion. She said:

“The collaborative working of all parties involved - from the early concept through the planning process and then into construction - has been key to the success of this project.

“I’m thrilled to see another land led development come full circle and deliver incredibly desirable affordable homes.”