The partnership behind a multi-generational housing development has hailed the diverse tenure behind its early success.
Newcastle City Council, Keepmoat, Leazes Homes and Your Homes Newcastle were joined by Councillor Ged Bell, Cabinet Member for Investment and Development to officially open the show home at Sheraton Park in Dinnington; which has been enjoying sustained early sales and reservations.
The major £27m mixed homes development will boast 133 two, three and four bedroom homes, plus five dementia care bungalows, 24 older persons’ apartments, four general needs apartments and four older persons’ bungalows.
Five residents are already living on the new home scheme with a further five due to soon join them and a number of other reservations for upcoming plots in the pipeline.
Housing and community regeneration specialist, Keepmoat is tasked with the delivery of the scheme and has reported strong interest since the site opened last year.
Richard Bass, regional managing director for Keepmoat in the North East, said: “We work incredibly closely with the Council, Leazes Homes and Your Homes Newcastle on a number of projects across the North East and the results speak for themselves. Instead of building for the sake of building, the partnership collaborates intensely to establish the housing needs of a particular area and this often means delivering homes of varied tenure.
“Yes we must build new homes to accommodate more first time buyers, but there is also an ageing population in Newcastle that we have a responsibility to cater for; and Sheraton Park is a prime example of the clear demand there is across the board.
“We have every confidence that with show home now open to showcase the options available for more buyers, the development will continue to thrive.
Cllr Bell, Newcastle City Council Cabinet Member for Investment and Development said: “We are committed to providing a range of high quality housing to meet the diverse needs of Newcastle’s residents. By working in partnership on this development, we have once again, been able to deliver an excellent mix of new houses creating homes and a new community for families, for older people and people with dementia.”
Bill Midgley, Chair of Leazes Homes, said: “We’re proud to once again be working in partnership with Keepmoat and Newcastle City Council to create even more high quality housing for people in need. This site will provide a fantastic range of properties and the basis for a really strong community. It’s vital that we continue to invest in desirable, modern housing for older people in areas where they are keen to live and Sheraton Park will provide just that.”
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