Keepmoat secures £11m contracts with Your Homes Newcastle

Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat is working on three new projects across Newcastle

A CGI of the planned Bankbury development Keepmoat are carrying out
A CGI of the planned Bankbury development Keepmoat are carrying out

Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has cemented its partnership with Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) by securing three new contracts worth around £11m.

Keepmoat, a £1bn national firm, has 22 regional offices and employs over 3,000 people across the UK, and has expertise in community regeneration, new build homes, responsive maintenance, retirement solutions and sustainability.

Now YHN has selected Keepmoat, which has a regional base in Hebburn and a division which covers the North East, North West, West Midlands and Scotland, to build 42 affordable bungalows for older people on Ferguson Lane, Newcastle.

The £3.3m project is anticipated to begin in June.

The firm has also been enlisted to undertake the remodelling of the Blakelaw Estate as part of a £2.2m investment that includes re-roofing, demolition, rendering and highway works in a bid to redevelop the area.

The improvements will start in June with a completion date of August 2016.

Meanwhile, Banbury Road in North Kenton will also be going through a transformation as YHN works in partnership with Keepmoat to remove the old blocks of apartments and replace them with 65 new build apartments.

The development, which will cost £5.5m, will consist of two new housing blocks with 45 one-bedroom homes, 19 two-bedroom apartments, and one fully-adapted three-bedroom apartment; bringing a number of much-needed new homes to the north-west of Newcastle.

Work is expected to start on site in April and the new homes will be made available for rent.

Graham Scanlon, business development director of Keepmoat, said: “We are delighted to continue with our partnership working with Your Homes Newcastle.

“These three projects will make a huge impact to local communities and provide much needed affordable homes in Newcastle.”

Jen Vinton, head of assets and regeneration at YHN said: “We’ve worked with Keepmoat on a number of regeneration projects over the years.

“These latest three schemes are just part of our wider regeneration programme over the next three years which will see us not only improve, but also build modern, high quality new homes for social rent.”

Keepmoat Homes, meanwhile, has formed a consortium with Barratt Homes to create the New Tyne West Development company, which is working on a £265m redevelopment scheme in the West End of Newcastle.

The Rise will see 1,800 eco-friendly homes built on a 66-hectare site in the Scotswood area of Newcastle.

The 20-year project involves the New Tyne West Development Company building the properties together with areas of public open space, terraced gardens, walkways, a neighbourhood centre, shops and office space.

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