One of Story Homes’ North Tyneside developments is the first of the award-winning housebuilder’s sites in the North East to be fully sold.

The sale of the final four-bedroom detached property at Dove Park, which is located on Rake Lane in North Shields, means that all 61 homes on the development have now been purchased within just 18 months of its launch.

More than two thirds of residents have already moved into their homes at Dove Park, and the final completions are due to take place early next year.

Story Homes’ second North Tyneside development, the 180-home Brierdene at Backworth, is now moving onto its second phase, with all apart from one of the properties on the first phase sold.

Lyndsey Walton, Sales Manager at Story Homes, said: “Our aim is to build high quality homes in places where people want to live, so we were pleased to bring 241 new homes to North Tyneside with the launches of Dove Park and Brierdene in 2016.

“Both developments have proved extremely popular with buyers looking for a spacious family home in the area, due to the location and range of house types. Story Homes has brought something different to the North East housing market with its high specification that comes as standard, which at Dove Park and Brierdene includes designer kitchens, Porcelanosa tiling, bi-fold doors and large block paved driveways.

“We are delighted that Dove Park is the first of our 11 developments across the North East to be fully sold. We are now focusing on the second phase at Brierdene, where the first four and five-bedroom homes have been released for sale. We expect that the high demand for quality new-build family homes in North Tyneside will continue.”

Story Homes has rapidly expanded into the North East in recent years, with developments across Northumberland, North Tyneside, County Durham and Teesside. In March this year, the housebuilder was awarded a five-star rating for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and the National House Building Council (NHBC) for the fourth consecutive year. Customers rated their buying experience with an outstanding satisfaction rate of 92 per cent, and more than nine in 10 customers said they would recommend Story Homes to a friend.