New £6.9m housing scheme gets underway in Newcastle
A new scheme to deliver 46 affordable homes in Newcastle broke ground on site on 08 July 2019.
This latest project from Newcastle City Council will help the council achieve priorities set out in the housing statement for 2017 – 2020 by delivering affordable homes for rent and create more independent living for people with different support needs.
The £6.9m development in Kenton boasts a mix of housing including family homes, older people’s accommodation and bungalows for people with learning disabilities, autism or both, who need support to live independently.
The five specialist bungalows will give residents access to on-site support, while the design of the homes will help them maintain their independence in their own individual space.
The scheme, which is set across two sites on Hartburn Walk and Reestones Place, includes bungalows and Tyneside flats available for affordable rent by people aged 55 or over as well as a mix of 21 two, three and four-bedroom homes.
This is a regional collaboration of Architects P+HS, and ourselves with the main contractor Tolent, and Your Homes Newcastle who will be the agency managing the tenancies and allocations of the new homes. Funding was also secured thanks to Homes England.
Iain Hush, a Director of CK21, said: “We are delighted to be part of the team that are delivering the new housing at Kenton on behalf of Newcastle City Council and YHN. We worked closely with our design partners P+HS Architects and Tolent during the bidding and design delivery phases and look forward to the successful completion of the project on site.”