Turning empty shops into homes

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Featured, News |

Turning empty shops  into homes Middlesbrough CLT are currently working hard to convert two disused corner terraced properties into 4 flats.     The CLT acquired four long term empty properties including empty commercial premises owned by Middlesbrough Council. We are currently refurbishing these properties in order to bring them back into use. Construction work is being undertaken by local contractors and local volunteers with...

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National Urban CLT Launch Event

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Featured, News |

Middlesbrough CLT presents lessons learnt at the Liverpool launch of the National CLT Network, Urban CLT Project and new CLT Fund The Liverpool launch event of the National CLT Network, the Urban CLT Project and the new CLT Fund on Friday 18th July took us to the home of Granby 4 Streets CLT and Homebaked CLT. It also marked the opening for applications to the Urban CLT Project. Mark Keenan, Treasurer of Middlesbrough CLT, explained how the...

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Renovation Open Day – Our Work Delivered

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Featured, News |

A FIRE-RAVAGED terraced house once earmarked for demolition has been transformed into a desirable family home by local residents eager to give a run-down suburb back its sense of community. When Middlesbrough CLT (Community Land Trust) Ltd, a not-for-profit group of volunteers, took over the derelict house in Gresham, Middlesbrough, it had no roof and syringes were found in the back yard. But now – with its new fitted kitchen and...

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Breathing New Life into Gresham Homes

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Featured, News |

From a derelict wreck to a home fit for a family, terraced house is completely transformed What a transformation… From a derelict wreck to a home fit for a family, this terraced house shows what can be done with a little bit of elbow grease. Hard-working residents have now opened the doors to give a peak into their latest property masterpiece. Middlesbrough Community Land Trust, a not-for-profit group made up of volunteers, was set up in...

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Middlesbrough empty homes given a new lease of life

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in News |

Empty homes that were once a blight on the streets of Gresham in Middlesbrough are being given a new lease of life thanks to a Middlesbrough CLT, with support from a local housing association. Middlesbrough Community Land Trust (MCLT), a group of volunteers from Middlesbrough, was formed to look at ways to tackle the problem of long standing empty homes in the area. Having been awarded funding from the Home and Communities Agency’sEmpty Homes...

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More Middlesbrough homes saved

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in News |

On 20th November 2013, Middlesbrough Borough Council announced that 201 homes in Phase 2b of the Gresham area were to be improved instead of demolished.   The Council admitted that it would have needed to borrow £14 million to demolish the 201 homes in Phase 2b. Instead a £1.2 million package of assistance will be put in place for residents, landlords and businesses in Phase 2b:  Homeowners will receive a grant of up to £6,000 for home...

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