Investing in Gateshead

Tyne has completed a £700,000 investment project delivering seven new homes for affordable rent in Blaydon.

The development comprises a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments ideal for young professionals, couples or small families looking to live in high quality rented accommodation, with good transport links, close to the Metro Centre and local amenities.

Each spacious self-contained apartment is brand-new and includes an open plan lounge and kitchen/dining area, one or two bedrooms and a bathroom. Residents also have access to a private garden and on-street parking is available.

The development on Lucy Street is the first to be completed in Tyne’s development portfolio, which has seen the conversion of Clifford House – an empty, derelict care home in a prominent position of the town.

The project was delivered with Homes England contributing funding of £175,000 and has been designed and built by Blaydon-based company DJM Mechanical, working in partnership with Black & White Construction.

Each home has been designed to preserve the character of the building and retain some of the building’s historic features and streetscape around.

Steve Mckinlay, CEO of Tyne Group, said: “This is a really exciting time for Tyne. We’re committed to innovating our services and offerings so that we’re able to provide more options for people to access modern, safe and affordable homes across the region. We’re incredibly pleased with the quality of this new development, which we’re sure will appeal to many different people who work or live in Gateshead.”

“I would like to thank Homes England and all our partners for delivering a scheme that the people of Gateshead can be proud of and that’s hopefully the beginning of more affordable rent opportunities across our region.”