The first phase of a £2.5m housing development in Alnwick is close to completion with over 60% of the development already sold.
Thomas Percy Close, which is being project managed by Newcastle-based Silverstone Building Consultancy, will provide a total of fifteen new three and four bedroom executive homes on the former site of Thomas Percy School on Blakelaw Road, ten of which have already been snapped up.
The first phase of the development, which is being marketed by Bradley Hall, is due to complete this week, allowing the first eight occupiers to move in before Christmas.
Northumberland-based developer, Lindisfarne Homes, received planning permission from Northumberland County Council for the redevelopment of the 2.3 acres site exactly a year ago.
Silverstone Building Consultancy, a specialist firm of building surveyors and project managers, is co-ordinating delivery of the project, with Gentoo Tolent Construction appointed as main contractor.
Louise Stewart, associate director at Silverstone Building Consultancy said: “It’s great to see the first phase of development reaching completion in time to allow the new occupiers to take up residence before Christmas.
As project managers we take the lead role in the coordination and monitoring of the design team and we are working closely with Gentoo Tolent to ensure efficient delivery of the remainder of the development which is due for overall completion in February 2017.”
Nick Dawe, director of Lindisfarne Homes, which builds houses throughout Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, said: “We are delighted to have been able to breathe new life into this significant site by bringing forward this exclusive development. As anticipated it is proving very popular and we are confident the remaining five homes will be sold soon.”
In the recent autumn statement the chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced an extra £3.7bn to support the building of up to 100,000 new homes across England, which he said represented a “step-change” in help for the industry.
A recent report from the Department for Communities and Local Government also shows that the number of homes built in England has risen to its highest level in eight years.
Ben Hunter, director at Silverstone Building Consultancy added: “This is all good news for the housing market and as house building continues to pick up pace we hope to be involved in further residential developments throughout the North East.”