Innovative homes scheme to begin

by Francesca

Work will commence in the autumn on two innovative, landmark Gateshead developments – 49 homes in High Spen, in the west of the borough and 62 affordable homes near the town centre.

The High Spen properties – to be constructed on the site of the former Hookergate School by the Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP) – will all be sold on the open market.

As well as creating much needed new family housing, this project will also give GRP the confidence to develop the affordable homes on Hyde Park Street, near Saltwell Park.

This third and final phase of the Trilogy development in the area will deliver 42 properties to be managed by Home Group and 20 more specially designed for the Agudas Israel Housing Association, working alongside the local Adler Housing –  a registered provider of social housing under the Jewish Community Council of Gateshead .

GRP is a joint venture involving Gateshead Council, regeneration and house building specialist Countryside Partnerships – formerly Vistry Partnerships – and registered housing provider Home Group.  The vision was to improve housing quality and choice, trigger economic uplift and community cohesion.  So far 520 much needed homes have been constructed on 10 sites.

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