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Keepmoat starts £27m Newcastle development

24 Mar 16 Keepmoat has started work on a £27m mixed homes development in Newcastle.

Left to right are Keepmoat area director Lee Francis, Lord Mayor of Newcastle Ian Graham, Keepmoat md Richard Bass and Leazes Homes chair Bill Midgley
Left to right are Keepmoat area director Lee Francis, Lord Mayor of Newcastle Ian Graham, Keepmoat md Richard Bass and Leazes Homes chair Bill Midgley

The new development in Dinnington is for Newcastle City Council, Leazes Homes and Your Homes Newcastle.

Keepmoat will develop 133 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, plus five dementia care bungalows, 22 older persons’ apartments, four general needs apartments and four older persons’ bungalows.

The development is thus designed support the housing aspirations of a number of groups of people from first time buyers wanting a foot hold on the housing ladder, existing home owners who want a bigger property, right though to older people who require support and care to enable them to continue living in the community. 

Richard Bass, managing director for Keepmoat in the northeast said: “It’s important that we remember the provision of more homes is not exclusively linked to the first time buyer market.  We have a responsibility to offer bespoke choices for people at all stages of life and we’re thrilled to be partnering Leazes Homes, Your Homes Newcastle and the Council to drive forward the ambitions for Fairer Housing in Newcastle.”

Leazes Homes chair Bill Midgley said: “Leazes Homes has a strong track record of working in partnership with Keepmoat and Newcastle City Council to realise our collective vision for the city. Our dementia care bungalows follow a similar development we’re working on with the same partners in Throckley and add to the wide range of supported accommodation available to all generations from Leazes Homes across Newcastle.

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