Stockton's Swainby Road estate demolition 'progressing well'
- 26 February 2014
- From the section Tees
A project to pull down almost 190 homes in a Teesside town is "progressing well", the local council has said.
As part of the regeneration of the Swainby Road estate in Stockton, the last six houses in Norton Road have been demolished.
The majority of properties on Swainby Road, Danby Road and Ayton Place have already been torn down.
Stockton Council is in partnership with Keepmoat Homes and Vela Group to replace the houses with 170 new homes.
Councillor Steve Nelson, cabinet member for housing and community safety, said: "We are pleased the regeneration of the Swainby Road area is progressing well and this latest demolition is a further step towards the redevelopment of the area."
Construction is likely to begin in the autumn and it is anticipated the scheme will take five years to complete.
The council said it was likely residents would move in on a phased basis starting at the end of this year.