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Stokesley architect SPA plays key role in £16 million housing scheme

An architectural firm has spoken of its “immense” pride after helping deliver a £16 million development.

SPA designed the 104-home Castlestead View scheme, in Cumbria.

The venture includes accessible, sheltered and supported properties, providing 80 one and two-bedroom apartments and 24 bungalows to over-55s.

Bosses say SPA, based in Stokesley, near Middlesbrough, overcame a number of design challenges to bring the development to fruition, which included contending with a major slope and the close proximity of a railway line.

Nigel Peacock, SPA partner, said: “We are immensely pleased to have worked on this challenging but exciting project, which is a great testament to all those involved.

“As people age they often lose mobility, which can soon lead to living isolated lives in housing that is inappropriate for them.

“Extra care housing can enable older and more vulnerable people to retain their independence but also remain part of a community.”

SPA worked with Housing 21, Cumbria County Council, Homes England and construction firm EQUANS on the project.