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First look at hybrid home scheme in Newcastle


Oct 17, 2016

A dynamic £12m housing development in Newcastle, which is catering for people at all stages of the property ladder, has unveiled its first show home with the help of Cabinet Member for Public Health and Housing, Councillor Jane Streather.

The Pinders in Throckley, is a unique venture between housing and community regeneration specialist, Keepmoat; Leazes Homes, Your Homes Newcastle and Newcastle City Council.  With a shared vision of delivering fairer housing across the city, the partnership is aiming to deliver a scheme that supports a full spectrum of buyers – whether they are looking to purchase their first home or have specialist care needs and require a suitable property.

52 two and three bedroom properties are currently under construction, plus 46 older persons’ apartments and a further four bungalows for older people.

Councillor Streather – who has been vocal of her support for the project – helped to unveil the three bedroom Sycamore show home, which has been delivered by Keepmoat.

Councillor Jane Streather, Newcastle City Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Public Health said “Newcastle City Council is committed to providing a range of high standard homes that are suitable for the needs of all residents in our city.

“I have followed progress of this development from the beginning and it is exciting to see a diverse range of housing options available on this site. By working in partnership we have been able to deliver 102 homes including 46 extra care, dementia friendly apartments and four two bedroom bungalows available at an affordable rent.”

Richard Bass, regional managing director for Keepmoat in the North East, said: “Newcastle is a diverse city with diverse needs.  While we are in the midst of a housing crisis, it’s imperative that we work collectively with our partners to assess what is needed for the region and not just build for the sake of building.

“Throckley is one of a number of projects we are delivering in Newcastle, where first time buyers aren’t the sole target.  We are also working in Dinnington and Byker and each of these developments will encompass flexible designs that will buoy social inclusion across multiple generations.

“We’re delighted that with the launch of the show home, we are now in a position to offer buyers some real insight into the homes and lifestyle that is available at The Pinders.”

Chair of Leazes Homes, Bill Midgley, said: “We are proud to once again be working with Keepmoat to support Newcastle City Council’s vision for fair housing for all. Our accommodation on The Pinders site will include Dewley House, which will provide extra care accommodation for those with dementia, as well as accessible bungalows for affordable rent. This all adds to our fantastic supported accommodation portfolio across the city, which is specifically designed to help those in need.”

For more information regarding Keepmoat, please visit keepmoat.com.

By Emily