Contractor is preferred bidder on £347m regeneration programme

Galliford Try has been appointed the preferred bidder on a £347m project to build 2,400 homes in Gateshead.

The contractor will partner with affordable housing provider Home Group to deliver homes and community facilities across 19 sites.

The consortium Evolution Gateshead will work with Gateshead Council on the programme, which is due to be complete by 2026.

Galliford Try chief executive, Greg Fitzgerald said: “I am delighted that Galliford Try will be working with Gateshead Council on the transformation of communities across Gateshead. We look forward to using our expertise in creating quality, sustainable housing on one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects.”