Our commitment to building new affordable homes

At Gentoo, we believe everyone has the right to live in a good quality home they can afford. This is why we’re committed to investing millions of pounds in new rented homes every year.

Through our affordable homes plan, we’re playing our part to address the UK housing shortage locally, by delivering more than 1200 new affordable homes to rent in Sunderland by 2026.

We’ve created a range of new house type designs, with a clear design philosophy, to deliver modern, contemporary and spacious new homes that meet the needs of local people. They’ve been designed with a range of features that aim to maximise quality of life and comfort, creating a visual brand and marking a new era for affordable rented homes in Sunderland.

We’ll deliver hundreds of new homes and create neighbourhoods that tenants and residents are proud to be a part of.

On this page you’ll find information on a range of new housing developments, which are either live sites currently in the process of being built, or developments that are being proposed. 

Live developments

Wellspring Park, Town End Farm

Wellspring Park is a new housing development in the Downhill area of Sunderland, comprising of 71 two and three bedroom houses and bungalows that will become available for affordable rent and Shared Ownership.  

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Crosstree Park, Central Downhill

Crosstree Park is a new housing development in the Downhill area of Sunderland, comprising of 41 two, three and four bedroom houses and two bedroom bungalows that will become available for affordable rent and Shared Ownership. 

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Leeway Green, Carley Hill

Leeway Green is a new housing development in the Carley Hill area of Sunderland, comprising of 24 two and three-bedroom houses and bungalows that will become available for affordable rent.

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Eskdene Rise, Hetton-Le-Hole

Eskdene Rise is a new housing development in the Hetton-Le-Hole area of Sunderland comprising of 86 two and three and four bedroom homes that will become available for affordable rent and Shared Ownership.  

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Coming Soon developments

Williamson Park, Carley Hill

Williamson Park is a new housing development in the Carley Hill area of Sunderland. We will build 110 two, three and four bedroom homes, and two bedroom bungalows on the site. 

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Cricketers Hill, Carley Hill

Cricketers Hill is a new housing development on the former Carley Hill Educational Centre site in Sunderland. We will be building up to 115 two, three and four bedroom homes, and two bedroom bungalows on the site. 

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Proposed developments

Aberdare Road, Farringdon

Aberdare Road is a proposed new housing development in the Farringdon Area of Sunderland. We are proposing to build 32 new homes here. 

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Gartland Road, Grindon

Garland Road is a proposed new housing development in the Grindon area of Sunderland. We are proposing to build 17 new homes here. 

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Old Mill Road, Carley Hill

Old Mill Road is a proposed new housing development in the Carley Hill area of Sunderland. We are proposing to build 62 new homes here.

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Completed developments

Keelman Rise, Downhill

Keelman Rise is a new housing development in the Downhill area of Sunderland, comprising of 56 two and three bedroom houses and two bedroom bungalows for affordable rent.

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Brockwell Green, Fence Houses

Brockwell Green is a new housing development in the Fencehouses area of Sunderland which features 39 two and three-bedroom homes and 10 two-bedroom bungalows for affordable rent. 

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Austin Place, Pennywell

Austin Place is a new housing development in the Pennywell area of Sunderland, comprising of 10 two and three bedroom houses that will become available for affordable rent.

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Liberty Grange, Hylton Castle

Liberty Grange is a new housing development in the Hylton Castle area of Sunderland, featuring 11 two and three bedroom houses and bungalows for affordable rent. 

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Bellmen Green, Silksworth

Bellmen Green is a new housing development in the Silksworth area of Sunderland, featuring 13 two and three-bedroom houses for affordable rent. 

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