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New homes planned for Rowlands Gill in Gateshead

The community of Gateshead have benefitted from various housing developments of late and is set to benefit from yet another, as 23 homes are set to be constructed in Rowlands Gill as part of the Gateshead Regeneration Programme (GRP).

Going into more detail, the construction of these homes in Rowlands Gill has been commissioned by the GRP, with the support of the Gateshead District Council, while the homes themselves will be delivered by the construction partner Vistry Partnerships.

The homes themselves will consist of an assortment of three and four-bedroom semi-detached houses, nine of which will be up to three stories in height.

The Development Director for GRP, Christine Curran stated: “The site has been vacant for a decade, so we are really pleased to be able to bring it back into a positive use. We are delighted to get started on these new homes which will increase both availability and choice for people in Rowlands Gill and the west of the borough. We have already received a number of enquiries from potential buyers.”

The Lead Cabinet Member for Housing at Gateshead Council, Councillor John Adams commented: “We need to increase the supply of good quality homes in Gateshead, which is why the council has insisted on bigger rooms and higher levels of energy efficiency than most in the private sector. I am pleased to see another GRP site get started and look forward to more coming forward, right across the borough, over the next year.”

The Managing Director of Vistry Partnerships in the North East, Sean Egan, added: “The regeneration programme has proved extremely popular with local people, with the majority of residents moving only a few miles into their new homes. It has also achieved national acclaim, with the Trilogy I development, at Saltwell, being named Best Regeneration Project at the Inside Housing Awards in 2018.  We are confident these latest developments will be equally well received.

“In addition, the partnership is creating work and training opportunities for local people. To date around 17 people have gained employment, 19 apprentices have been engaged, 16 work experience roles have been filled and there have been almost 400 attendees on vocational training courses. This investment in the local workforce will continue as phase two of the regeneration programme progresses.”

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