Welcome to Keelman Homes.
Keelman Homes is a not-for-profit charity based in the borough of Gateshead, in north east England.
It was set up in 2009 to develop nearly 150 new homes for rent, sale and shared ownership in Kibblesworth, south Gateshead.
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What we do.
Building for the future
Building on the regeneration of Kibblesworth, including art and play schemes across the estate, Keelman Homes has continued to develop new rented properties across Gateshead.
During 2014 family homes were built at:
As part of a 2015-18 new build programme, Keelman Homes is planning new homes in Runhead Estate, Ryton; Heddon View, Ryton; Malton Green, Harlow Green; and West Park, Dunston.
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Housing management services
We provide housing management services to Housing Associations with properties in Gateshead and manage over 130 new build properties on behalf of Thirteeen Housing Group across the borough.
Through the Empty Homes programme we and Gateshead Council work with private home owners to bring homes which have been empty for more than six months into use.
These properties are leased from the owners for a minimum period of five years and are then let on fixed-term tenancies at affordable rents.
Under this scheme we manage over 20 properties across Gateshead and we are actively looking to identify further empty properties with Gateshead Council to bring back into use.
Brian Kelly – Board Chair of Keelman Homes
Brian was Assistant Director of Housing at Gateshead Council until retirement in 2004. He has since served on a number of Housing Association Boards and has been Chair of Governors at a Primary School in Ryton for the last six years.
Joanne Carr – Board member
A former Director of Business Development at National Energy Action. She has extensive knowledge of energy-efficiency matters and has been a member of The Gateshead Housing Company’s Board since 2010.
Anne Connolly – Board member
Anne started her housing career at Gateshead Council over 28 years' experience in housing management, regeneration and strategy. She currently works for a local ALMO and has been on Keelman's Board since 2009.
Paul Foy – Board member
Board Chair of The Gateshead Housing Company and a town and local councillor in Birtley since 1992. He works as an Office Manager for a local MP and also has 15 years' previous experience as a housing professional.
Peter Mole MBE – Board member
Gateshead Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, and has been a councillor for 31 years representing Wardley and Leam. He has been a member of The Gateshead Housing Company’s Board since 2004.
Linda Hitman – Board member
Has worked with local authorities and government bodies, including urban regeneration. Linda is a member of the Women’s Advisory Board (NECC) and the Lord and Lady Taverners Council.
Ronny Harris - Board member
Has 35 years' experience with local authorities and housing associations. Before her retirement in 2015 Ronny was Assistant Chief Executive at Coast & Country association, where she was responsible for developing new homes.
Jon Mallen-Beadle - Company Secretary
Jon has worked for The Gateshead Housing Company since October 2006, joining the company from Tristar Homes. He has been Managing Director of The Gateshead Housing Company since December 2012.
Housing association Keelman Homes Limited’s development at Heddon Close has welcomed its first tenant. Daniel Boden (pictured receiving his keys from Keelman Homes Board Chair Brian Kelly) recently moved into his new home in the Ryton area of Gateshead The quality affordable homes for rent were built in partnership with housebuilders Esh Group and the Homes and… Read the full article →
Housing association Keelman Homes Limited is building new quality affordable homes for rent in the Ryton area of Gateshead, in partnership with housebuilders Esh Group and the Homes and Communities Agency. Construction work began in August 2015 to build new homes on two sites at Runhead and Heddon Close, and once completed these exciting developments… Read the full article →
Home buyers are being invited to see new family homes for sale in the west of Gateshead. The homes at The Lonnen, Ryton, can be viewed from 2pm to 4pm on Saturdays 14 and 21 May. The properties comprise three- and four-bed semi-detached family houses for sale. Most homes have now been sold – only two three-bed… Read the full article →