DESIGNS for a £30m estate of 800 new homes being built on Teesside are to go on display this week.

The estate has been planned as a redevelopment of the Mandale Estate area of Thornaby, and the first phase of work is already under way.

The finished scheme will include a mix of rented and private housing, and some low-cost housing for local people. The houses will look across the newly-developed Mandale Park.

A selection of two, three and four-bedroomed homes will be built during the first phase of the scheme, which has been developed by Stockton Borough Council, Barratt Homes, Haslam Homes and Nomad Housing Group.

The exhibition will be held on Wednesday, between 2pm and 6pm, at the Robert Atkinson Centre, and the public will be able to talk to the agencies involved. A model will be on display, along with drawings of the estate layout and house types.

Councillor Martyn Ingram, Stockton's cabinet member for housing, said: "This is one of the most ambitious redevelopment schemes in the region and local residents will benefit from high quality housing.

"The street layouts, footpaths and park have all been designed to increase safety and offer a community environment."