A community project to address local housing needs
Responsible for building half of the proposed 1,800 new homes, Keepmoat is helping to transform a 66 hectare site on the banks of the River Tyne and deliver affordable housing to Newcastle.
The scope of the project:
Working with key partners, Keepmoat was tasked with a 15-year redevelopment project involving extensive regeneration of the western part of the city.
Whilst the Scotswood scheme is in its early stages, the first phase of development – The Rise – is now well underway. 377 homes are under construction, with 319 for sale and 58 affordable houses for rent and shared ownership.
With green links through to the existing neighbourhood and tiered gardens across the sloping 66 hectare site, all of the properties will incorporate eco-friendly features, with hot water and heating supplied from a neighbourhood energy centre.
The project will also include community and commercial facilities, parks and public open spaces.
What we have achieved:
- A mix of private, affordable housing including one and two bedroom maisonettes, and two to four bedroom, semi-detached, terraced and detached houses
- Infrastructure being built for combined heat and power (CHP) district heating
- A commitment to employ six apprentices during the first phase of building
- Working with the local community, schools, training & employment providers and business support agencies to increase opportunities for local people and firms
Key features and outcomes:
- At least 85% of site-generated waste going to landfill
- Homes designed and constructed to meet Level 4 requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH)
- Project already recognised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS):
- Best Residential Project in the North East Region Award
- Planning Excellence 2015 – National Excellence in Planning Award
Margaret Cooney, Scotswood resident for 65 years and Co-chair of the Joint Working Group
This will help address the shortage of affordable housing in this area and the integration of these homes within the scheme will create a seamless community.”
New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC)
Newcastle City Council, Barratt/David Wilson Homes