A local entrepreneur is determined to help restore run down areas of Teesside to their former glory.
Passionate Teessider Peter Hall – a self-made property developer who oversees HH Properties – says the company was created with the express aim of investing in and rejuvenating the areas where he was born and raised.
HH Properties currently has three major projects in various stages of development. The Springfield and The Junction public houses in Middlesbrough are both ripe for development, and it’s Peter’s vision to turn both into high-end student accommodation with a high-spec student bar, super-fast broadband and facilities for disabled students.
The Springfield already has the green light, with work due to commence in late spring. It’s hoped that The Junction will gain permission and follow suit in the near future.
Talks are currently in progress with Middlesbrough Council and, as with all HH Properties developments, it will be carefully ascertained just which services the area needs.
The third project – and the biggest to date – is the rejuvenation of the derelict area of the former Acklam Steelworks in Middlesbrough. In dire need of regeneration, there are exciting plans to breathe new life into an area that’s suffered years of neglect.
There will be a new and improved club house built, comprising a new function room and modern facilities. Remaining disused and derelict land will be converted into a combination of two, three and four-bed homes to tackle a housing shortage in the area as well as raising the profile for existing residents.
Finally, there are schemes in the pipeline to help young people into employment and give them more opportunities with the building of a community centre featuring exciting new educational resources.
“As a local business with our heart in Middlesbrough and Teesside as a whole, it’s fantastic to be investing in the development of our region,” said Peter.
“These are exciting times for HH Properties and we’re looking forward to building on our recent progress over the months and years ahead.”