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Burtree Garden Village

Hellens Group with Hellens Residential were awarded Garden Communities status by MHCLG in July 2019.

The application to the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for Garden Community status was supported by Darlington Borough Council, who share in the ambition to create an exemplar Garden Village development. Hellens Group have worked in close collaboration with Homes England and a wide range of local stakeholders to facilitate the development of proposals for Burtree Garden Village, with Hellens Residential being a major provider of affordable homes on the site.

Hellens Group

Hellens Group is a leading development and regeneration company.

Hellens Group has been “improving our environment” and “creating communities” in the North of England for 50 years. John Hellens (Contracts) Ltd was founded in 1973 in the North East of England.

Focusing at that time on the regeneration of brownfield sites, the company became leading experts in this field throughout the North of England. Over the years the company has adapted to changing market conditions and has moved into sports and recreation facility construction, land and property development and investment as well as manufacturing of hard landscaping products for the building industry.

In 2003 the Hellens Group structure was created for the various trading activities undertaken by the business with primary land and property assets being held within Hellens Investments. In 2013 Hellens Residential, a Registered Provider of Social Housing was established.

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Homes England

Homes England is the governments housing agency.

They have the appetite, influence, expertise and recourses to drive positive market change. Homes England makes it possible for new homes that England need by releasing more land to developers who want to make a difference, helping to improve neighbourhoods and grow communities.

Homes England also have a remit to promote improved design quality and place making in developments that they are involved with. Their developments seek to respond positively to the character of the places in which they are located and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.

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Hellens Residential

Hellens Residential’s mission is to provide high quality affordable homes available on a variety of tenures across the North of England.

We are dedicated to ensuring our customers receive excellent customer service and satisfaction with the quality of their home.  We hope that our business will help with ‘creating communities’ which are sustainable and great places to live and work.

Hellens Residential is a Registered Provider of Social Housing and is regulated by the Regulator for Social Housing and is also a Homes England Investment Partner.

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