Placefirst, a specialist provider of family homes for rent, has released new images of its innovative Hartlepool housing development, The Green.

The £5.5m development will include 73 new homes and a centrepiece urban park, The Green. The newly released images show how Victorian terraced housing will be refurbished around the new green, providing an attractive park and play space that will appeal to young families and benefit the wider local community.

Placefirst is transforming the private rental sector across the north of England, delivering aspirational, energy efficient homes to the growing number of households that are increasingly turning to the private rented sector for their accommodation needs. Many families in this situation face little choice other than small scale landlords with houses of highly variable quality. Through a holistic approach to planning and commitment to fostering social values, each Placefirst development seeks to establish attractive, sustainable neighbourhoods where families can settle and communities can flourish.

Above: The Green, a new urban park at the heart of the development


The Green will feature a range of 1, 2 & 3-bedroom homes created through remodelling of Victorian terraced properties including lateral ‘2 into 1’ conversions. Every property will benefit from a full ‘back to brick’ refurbishment and internal remodelling to create modern, energy efficient homes that retain distinctive period features of the Victorian terrace whilst bringing the homes into the 21st century. Residents at The Green will also be able to personalise their new home through a choice of kitchens, flooring and internal decoration as part of Placefirst’s commitment to improving the private rented sector for the growing number of households who now rely on this sector for their housing needs.

The new park at the heart of the Green will include landscaped lawns, a children’s play area and a flexible event space for community events. To ensure the local community have convenient access to the new park, Placefirst will create a new pedestrian link between Richardson Street and Rodney Street.

Above: The Green, new homes overlooking the new park and a new pedestrian link to Rodney Street


The Green is currently on site and Placefirst will have a show home available from May, with the first 12 homes due to be released June. Anyone interested in renting a new home at The Green can register interest online at or call their Resident Services Team on 0161 413 5810.
David Smith-Milne, Managing Director of Placefirst, commented: “These newly released images clearly demonstrate our commitment to distinctive, sustainable communities where families can put down roots and thrive. As a leading family PRS developer Placefirst recognise the value of genuine placemaking – renting with Placefirst is about more than simply renting a house, it’s about being part of bigger community characterised by great homes and well managed outdoor spaces”.
Councillor Kevin Cranney, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Regeneration Services Committee, said: “I am delighted with the work that is being carried out by Placefirst to revitalise this important area close to the town centre. It is great news to hear that the show home will soon be ready and the first homes available in June.”

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