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Kicking off regeneration in the heart of the city

Monday, January 27, 2020
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  A January transfer window deal at Newcastle is set to enhance the match day experience for toon fans – off the pitch.   Rapidly expanding development and regeneration specialist – The High Street Group – has bought a controlling interest in the company that acquired Strawberry Place from the football club owner Mike Ashley, for just over £10 million. And the chairman of the Newcastle headquartered group says he wants to reach out to United fans to find out what kind of new facilities would improve match days at St. James’ Park.   Gary Forrest – a former non-league

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Linden Homes revives Mowden Hall grounds

Friday, January 24, 2020
From left to right is Tracy Iles Sales Director with Linden Homes North East, Cllr. Pauline Culley, Sean Egan Managing Director of Vistry Partnerships North, Cllr. Alan Marshall and Robert Gibson MP.

  An award winning developer and regeneration specialist is celebrating the completion of the first homes on a brownfield site close to the historic, grade II listed Mowden Hall in Darlington.   Peter Gibson, the town’s new MP and Darlington Borough Council ward members Cllr. Pauline Culley and Cllr. Alan Marshall opened the show homes at Linden Homes’ Hallside, which will be an exclusive

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Green housing boosts Bristol’s carbon drive

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A diagram of the Shaldon Road site looking North.

  Work has started on a green housing initiative that supports Bristol’s drive to be a carbon neutral city by 2030.   The 50 affordable homes in Shaldon Road are being constructed to PassivHaus principles, delivering high levels of energy efficiency and environmental enhancement.   The two, three and four bedroomed properties, which will be for shared ownership and affordable rent, also represent one of the biggest self-finish projects ever undertaken in Bristol.   This allows residents not only to be involved in the design of kitchens,

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Brett Wharf plans approved

Friday, December 20, 2019
CGI images of proposed Brett Wharf development.

  Proposals to develop 269 apartments for private rent on Gateshead Quayside have won unanimous approval from the borough’s planning committee.   High Street Residential – part of the High Street Group of Companies and the developer behind Hadrian’s Tower in Newcastle - will transform the former Brett Oils Depot into a range of one and two bedroomed apartments, with two duplexes and ground floor commercial and office space.   Each property in the £35 million development will be future proofed through the use of the latest technology and

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Planning approved for £62M housing scheme

Friday, December 20, 2019
Galliford Try at work

  Planning permission has been granted for the construction of 350 mixed tenure homes in Middlesbrough.   Regeneration specialist, Galliford Try Partnerships North, will build the £62 million development on a 29 acre site - adjacent to The James Cook University Hospital in the Brackenhoe area of the town.   Having acquired the site from Middlesbrough Council and Middlesbrough College, the developer has also recruited partners for the project.   Thirteen, which manages 34,000 properties from North Tyneside to York, will take 100 homes – 78 for affordable rent and 22 for

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Early Christmas at Collierley Primary

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Geoff Scott, Social and Economic Impact Manager with Keepmoat Homes with children from Collierley Primary School

  Christmas has come early at a North East primary school,  which was presented with a new playground.   Featuring weighing scales, a large chalkboard, giant paint and ‘tuff’ spot tables, the new play area at Collierley Primary School in Dipton is designed to help students get creative.   Donated by the Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC) – a partnership between Durham County Council and Keepmoat Homes – it forms part of a community engagement programme.   Pupils have previously

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Regeneration milestone for DVRC

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
From left to right is, Ian Prescott Land and Partnerships Director at Keepmoat Homes, Cllr. Linda Marshall, Ian Worgan Regional Managing Director for the North East with Keepmoat Homes, Simon Henig CBE Leader of Durham County Council and Cllr. Carl Marshall, Chairman of DVRC.

  A regeneration partnership, established to revive communities and economies in the Durham coalfields, is building its 2,000th home.   The property, is under construction at The Fell, Chester-le-Street, where the Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC) is constructing 78 two, three and four bedroomed homes.   When completed – next year –

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Easing flood risk and creating green spaces

Monday, December 16, 2019
This SUDS scheme at the Manor (pictured) shows how the new drainage projects may look after rain.

  A £2 million investment in four sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) in Sheffield passed the test of the November downpours that deluged the city.   The projects at Manor, Fir Vale and Parson Cross coped well with the huge amounts of rain which fell over several days.   They are designed to remove 90,000 cubic metres of run off rainwater from the city’s sewers in an average year – the equivalent of nearly 10 million toilet flushes, 2.5

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Challenging site like Jenga puzzle

Monday, December 16, 2019
An aerial shot of the Black Dog Way development

  The challenge of working on a small and restricted site, next to a busy main road, has driven logistical innovation at maintenance and new housing specialist, United Living.   The plot, in Black Dog Way, Gloucester, is only accessible at one restricted point and the building’s footprint covers almost 42% of an extremely narrow development area.   As a result, United Living Operations Manager, Matthew Mercer, described the transformation of the derelict and abandoned retail site, for Rooftop Housing Group, as being: “Like tackling a huge

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Planning granted for extra care apartments in County Durham.

Friday, December 13, 2019
Sean Egan

  A £9.4 million development to provide 71 extra care apartments in County Durham has received planning permission.   The development on a former school site in Robson Avenue, Peterlee, was unanimously approved by Durham County Council’s Planning Committee.   It will be constructed by Galliford Try Partnerships North, which hopes to announce a housing care provider partner soon.  Work is due to start in January and once complete, in the Autumn of 2021, the facility will provide 54 one bedroomed and 17 two bedroomed apartments.   In addition, there will be communal areas

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