Work starts on new £3.5m housing estate in Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 15 May 2018

After a year-long delay, work has finally started on building a new £3.5 million housing estate off Cottage Beck Road in Scunthorpe.

The developers at Ongo Homes have blamed the delay on connecting up electricity and water supplies to the site of the former Albert Marson Court.

Work has started on a new £3.5 million housing estate off Cottage Beck Road

Bosses are now hoping to speed up the building work to catch up on lost time.

The court, named after a local community leader, was built by the former Scunthorpe Borough Council in 1974.

Ongo, which inherited the property in 2007, later demolished the block of flats and shops including the Cottage Beck Snooker Club after structural defects were discovered.

The new estate will comprise of 27 three and four-bedroom house with gardens.

No name has yet been chosen for the development. But many local residents favour the choice of Talbot Court, in line with the nearby town's oldest pub The Talbot Inn.

Work has started on a new £3.5 million housing estate off Cottage Beck Road

Ongo's development manager Martin Phillips said: "We were due to start construction works to the new build homes in May/June 2017.

"This proved not to be possible due to agreeing existing water and electricity service disconnections and diversions to ensure that these services were not interrupted for neighbouring properties and to allow our contractors safe access to remove some of the existing foundations.

"This is now all done and the main contractor is all set up on site commencing works in April 2018. We hope to be able to accelerate the build programme wherever possible to try an catch up on lost time."

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