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.
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.
Liz Twist - Board Member
Gateshead's Cabinet Member for Housing and member of Keelman Homes Board since 2016.
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.
Social housing provider Keelman Homes has purchased its first non-ex-local-authority property through its 2015-2018 Empty Homes Programme. The one-bedroom new-build property is situated on Whitewell Road on the former Bleach Green Estate in Blaydon. 31 Whitewell Road is now ready to let and will be advertised in late January. The property has an allocated parking… Read the full article →
Keelman Homes has secured an additional Empty Homes Grant from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The additional £400,000 has enabled the Keelman Homes Empty Homes Purchase and Repair Programme 2015-18 to double the number of empty homes which will be brought back into use in Gateshead. The original programme included 20 units after initially… Read the full article →
Housing association Keelman Homes Limited is building new quality affordable homes for rent in the Dunston and Teams area of Gateshead, in partnership with Gateshead Council and the Homes and Communities Agency. Gateshead Council has designed the houses, and will build them on behalf of Keelman Homes. Initial works, to prepare for demolition of the… Read the full article →