North East design-led developer Modo Bloc has secured planning permission to redevelop a former care home in Forest Hall, Newcastle.
The rapidly growing Newcastle-based developer is to create 12 self-serviced luxury apartments at the site, just off Station Road, at Springfield Park.
The £2m project will comprise five one-bed and seven two-bed high-end apartments when completed early in 2023. The two-bed apartments will have a mixture of layouts, aspects and features, making each of them unique.
Architecture consultancy, Adelphi, has efficiently redesigned the space, maximising the potential use of the building for private development purposes.
Modo Bloc Construction will be starting on site shortly. The existing layout of the building minimises the amount of demolition and construction work required, enabling the development to keep to a strict timeline.
The project will be styled and developed much like an earlier scheme that Modo Bloc brought to the market in 2021 – Chelmsford Lofts, a stylish 8-flat aparthotel in Sandyford, Newcastle. Within weeks of opening Chelmsford Lofts was proving popular with people booking weekend ‘staycations’ and longer corporate stays.
Once the Springfield scheme is completed it will be handed over and managed by Your Lofts, a subsidiary company of Modo Bloc.
George Jenkins, MD of Modo Bloc, explained: “Springfield Park apartments will be delivered to the same high standard of building construction and interior design as Chelmsford Lofts. These are designed with an aspirational, modern standard of living. Central to all designs is the open plan living space.
“Chelmsford Lofts was a bit of a pilot, but I have been delighted with the market response. This has convinced me to grow this side of the business and seek other land and investment opportunities to deliver similar schemes elsewhere.”
Over the last two to three years, Modo Bloc has pipelined over £60m worth of developments. George explained that he and his team have moved on from student accommodation and small refurbishments to larger residential conversions along with building new homes and commercial developments.
George said: “We have ambitious plans to build more design-led homes and develop more land for both residential and commercial use with exceptional craftsmanship at the forefront. We’re always looking at interesting investment and development options in North East communities and beyond.”