New Housing Developments in Newcastle
What new things are planned for the City of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne?
Newcastle is a bustling and vibrant city that is growing and growing with the inner city being improved and new housing development in and around the area. The history of Newcastle upon Tyne dates back almost 2,000 years. It has been controlled by the Romans, the Angles and the Norwegians and it was originally known by its Roman name “Pons Aelius”, the name “Newcastle” has been used since the Norman conquest of England.
Newcastle upon Tyne’s history is interesting and exciting, it evolved from being a Roman fortress to a shipping centre from the late 18th to the mid 20th century and it has been a major centre for trades such as wool and coal as well as being a port and shipbuilding city. Today, the cities economy mostly relies on office and retail businesses and it has become a cultural hub for nightlife and social events.
Everyone loves Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for its culture, stunning countryside, and beautiful family friendly coastlines. It has a cosmopolitan feel with bars, restaurants and boutiques whilst still retaining its community feel and more and more people want to move to Newcastle or the surrounding areas as the city grows.
Modern-day Newcastle is full of cultural attractions and monuments that entice people in the UK and abroad to visit the city. Outside London, Newcastle has the second highest number of listed buildings in England and its tourist industry is growing every year.
In the last 15 years, Newcastle’s Quayside has been redeveloped alongside the south side of the river development, and this has turned the area into one of the most stunning city urban landscapes in the world. Newcastle upon Tyne is home to well over 290,000 people and it is famous today for the Tyne Bridge, Newcastle United Football Club and plenty of celebrities who reside there.
As more and more people want to move into the city there is major housing development planned to transform the City and the North East region and it’s no surprise that new builds in Newcastle are quick to sell.
The Chronicle Live reported:
200 professionals come together at St James’s Park in Newcastle for the North East Development Plan Conference to hear how plans are moving forward on a number of key development and regeneration schemes, including Newcastle Helix, Durham’s Milburngate and Gateshead Quays and Baltic Quarter.
There are a number of potential plans for the city including a number of residential developments as well as a hotel at Helix and a new industrial park in Gateshead from the developers, the High Street Group who are responsible for the skyscraper ‘Hadrian’s Tower’ which is set to become the most sought after residential address in the city.
Hadrian’s Tower is set back from Rutherford Street in the heart of Newcastle. The prestigious development provides 26 storeys of prime luxurious living and is set to be an iconic new landmark for the city. The world-class accommodation will encompass 162 one, two and three-bedroom, twin aspect apartments, as well as easy city living with a café, laundrette, open-plan meeting area and an exclusive 26th-floor sky lounge. There will be on-site concierge, cleaning services, maintenance, resident support, Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband and this is somewhere that will be sought after by many to live in.
The Property Highlights Include:
– World class apartments, facilities and services
– Superb city centre location, perfect for business and leisure purposes
– Stunning sky lounge offering city skyline views
– Twin aspect views in most apartments
– Café and touch down meeting points provide a versatile environment
– Whole-house ventilation and sprinkler system protection in all apartments
– Superior support for residents including concierge, maintenance and cleaning services
– All apartments are wheelchair accessible
This year the High Street Group will also seek planning approval for two housing schemes either side of the Tyne, at Brett Wharf in Gateshead and Pottery Lane in Newcastle, which will create hundreds of new homes.
Mr McDougall, residential operations director at the High Street Group told how they are also working on developing rental properties worth more than £900m and how they have plans to grow their hospitality firm to up to 20 hotels over the next few years, having recently made new acquisitions in Yarm, South Shields and Durham city centre. He said: “We need people to get on board with the journey we are going on. We need a whole supply chain to help us deliver our visions. It’s an exciting time for the group.”
Iain Garfield, acting director of estates for Newcastle University, issued a progress report on Helix, the partnership between the university, Newcastle City Council and Legal and General to transform the 24-acre former brewery site with world-class tech and science businesses, residential plots and the potential for 4,000 jobs.
Legal and General are currently constructing 100,000sqft Grade A office block Lumen with plans for a second office building and Mr Garfield also revealed other plans, saying: “They also have plans for a hotel within the site and potentially some PRS.”
And Gateshead council leader Coun Martin Gannon – who spoke about progress at the Proto technology centre, and Gateshead Quays, where it is hoped the grand conference and events centre will be open by 2023 – also revealed that the Follingsby Park industrial park is being prepared for a major operator looking to move in and take up 1m sqft of space.
This means plans for a ‘Follingsby Max 2’ are now being mooted.
He said: “Over the next 20 years, we’re determined to continue to transform Gateshead. We live through challenging times but all the North East authorities have an incredible track record of achievement and we are ambitious for the future.
“This is also about building new homes for people who want to live in Gateshead and are increasingly having to move out of the area. Austerity is not a way to grow this economy. We need to invest to get ourselves out of this.”
Keith Griffiths, managing director at Built Environment Networking, added: “We’re extremely pleased to once again be at the forefront of industry-leading events in the North East.”
What new housing developments are there in Newcastle?
Metropolitan, Newcastle – Etal Lane, Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 4BG
The Metropolitan Housing development is based in Westerhope which is just 3 miles to the west of the centre of Newcastle, near to where the A69 and the A1 meet which makes it a great location for commuting in and out of the city and getting out and about in the North East region.
Its easy access to Newcastle is making these properties sell quickly and they are great starter homes ranging from 2 – 4 bedroomed, semi-detached and detached properties starting from £139,995. Westerhope was incorporated into the city as part of the 1973 local government reorganisation and you can get in and out of the city via bus transport or an easy dual carriageway link in and out. Westhope itself has everything you need for day to day living; newsagents, a post office, pharmacy, bank and lots of independent stores close by. There is a great choice of supermarkets in the area too, including Tesco Extra, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and more.
The Metropolitan Housing development is a fantastic location offering affordable first time housing for professionals and families. There are 3 primary schools close to the Metropolitan Development and one of these is just half a mile away. Farne Primary School is less than half a mile away. St. Mark’s RC Primary schools is just over half a mile away and Cheviot Primary is one mile away making this a sought after location for young families.
With Newcastle being just 3 miles away you will never run out of things during the day, or if you are looking for a quiet trip to the theatre, a nice meal out or if you want to let your hair down in the bustling bars and clubs in the evening then all of this is within an easy drive or short bus ride from Metropolitan.
Newcastle’s Racecourse is just over 10 minutes away if you’re looking for an exciting day out or just over half an hours drive if you want to get away from it all and blow the cobwebs away at some of the regions beautiful North East beaches in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.
The Metropolitan Housing development offers Help to Buy enabling you to move into your new home with just a 5% deposit. The development offers affordable, modern and stylish living just 3 miles from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle’s city centre.
Rutherford Manor – Off Coach Lane, Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7QB
Rutherford Manor Housing development of 63 houses, ranging from 2,3,4 and 5 bedroom styles ranging from semi-detached to detached properties and including 9 affordable homes. Benton is just 4 miles North East from Newcastle’s city centre and offers mature trees retained within the development giving it an established look and feel along with pedestrian links throughout the development. A section of Benton is administratively part of the City, but the greater part, which lies inside the Parish of St Bartholomew and Longbenton is within North Tyneside.
The centre of the Benton district is the old village of Longbenton which stretches along Front Street on the Old Coast Road and the opening of the train station in the nineteenth century caused the district around the railway to be developed as a desirable, out-of-town suburb. Benton retains its character to this day and two areas, around the village and the station are both conservation areas. Benton Metro Station dates back to 1871 and the line was electrified in the early years of the twentieth century which later became part of the Metro system which provides easy and regular travel into Newcastle itself.
Benton Park Primary School, which opened in 1953 and is part of Newcastle L.A., and St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, which is part of North Tyneside L.A. Three other North Tyneside primary schools are located on Longbenton Estate: the new Benton Dene school, Balliol, and St Stephen’s RC and Northumbria University has a campus on Coach Lane.
There are four public houses in the village as well as a Spar, Tesco Express and Newsagents.
The Rutherford Manor Housing development offers village-style living with existing mature trees and hedging retained within its design just under 4 miles from the cosmopolitan city centre of Newcastle offering city living which is just a train or bus ride away. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle then the beautiful Whitley Bay and Tynemouth beaches are just over 20 minutes drive away. The development offers Help to Buy enabling you to move into your new home with just a 5% deposit as well as a part exchange scheme.
East Benton Rise, Station Road, Exeter Road, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 9FE
The East Benton Rise Housing development is surrounded by two major roads the A19 and A1 connecting the North East and Northumberland. The town has its own Metro network with easy links to Newcastle’s city centre and connections to Newcastle Airport. There are a collection of three, four and five bedroom homes and two bedroom apartments in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. The development offers local accessible shops with good transport links into Newcastle and around the North East Region. Properties start from £139,000 with a range of terraces, semi-detached, detached and townhouse style homes.
The development is ideal for first time buyers, families and those who are outgrowing their current properties but want to stay within easy access to the city centre. The Benton area has a good choice of schools for all ages and further education provided by Tyne Met College offering many courses.
East Benton Rise offers Home Change and Help to Buy: Equity Loan schemes.
St James Court, Sanderson Villas, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3DE
St James Court is just 2.3 miles from Newcastle’s City Centre and is a development for those over 55 with starting prices from £87, 950. St James incorporates one and two bedroom stylish flats which have been designed with people over 55 years of age in mind and the development includes CCTV entry-phone access, lifts to all floors, fully appointed kitchens and floor coverings throughout. Adding to this there is a guest suite for visiting friends and family.
This housing development is situated on the outskirts of Gateshead and offers easy access to the cultural sites and attractions of Newcastle’s City Centre, the Sage Music Centre of Gateshead, along with the many cafes and restaurants of the Quayside, and the fantastic shopping and leisure facilities of Gateshead Metro Centre. This really is ideal retirement living enabling you to live a full, enjoyable and active life.
St James offers; Help to Buy: Equity Loan, Home Change and Part Exchange Schemes.
Housing development in and around Newcastle Upon Tyne is seeing a huge increase and it is exciting times for people moving to the area or first-time buyers with many developers putting in applications for planning.
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