New homes for Gateshead as £2 million project starts
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing
Work has started on a £2 million project to provide 20 new affordable homes for families in the greatest housing need in west Gateshead.
They are two, three and four bedroomed houses – 14 for affordable rent and six for sale.
The development is being built by Galliford Try Partnerships North on behalf of Keelman Homes, a charitable operation which works alongside The Gateshead Housing Company and Gateshead Council.
The energy-efficient properties in Ryton, built to level three of the government’s code for sustainable homes, will also help to reduce utility bills.
Local architect Gradon Architecture designed the homes which are on the sites of a former older persons’ residential home at The Lonnen.
Councillor Malcolm Graham, housing portfolio holder with Gateshead Council, said: "It is fantastic to see this project is underway to help meet the ever increasing need for affordable homes in the area. I am sure they will be in great demand when they are completed."