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New homes in east Gateshead are under way.

by The Keelman Homes Team & filed under Gateshead Council, Keelman Homes, Kirkwood Gardens - Wardley, Latest news, Strathmore Road - Deckham, Tarlton Crescent - Felling, The Gateshead Housing Company

Work on a development to provide new affordable homes for local people in east Gateshead is well under way.

Keelman Homes, a charitable partner of The Gateshead Housing Company and Gateshead Council, is investing £1.6m to create 14 new affordable homes at Tarlton Crescent, Felling and Kirkwood Gardens, Wardley.

The new homes, including further ones at Strathmore Road, Deckham, include:

  • Two four-bed homes
  • Six three-bed homes
  • Six flats.

Esh Property Services is carrying out the construction work on behalf of Keelman Homes and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), which has funded the scheme.

Cllr. Malcolm Graham, Housing Portfolio Holder with Gateshead Council, said: “I am sure the new homes in Felling, Wardley and Deckham will be in great demand when they are completed early next  year.”

Brian Kelly, Board Chair of Keelman Homes, said: “Following the success of our building of 150 new homes in Kibblesworth we are pleased to be building more homes for families in east Gateshead.

“We will aim to continue to look for funding to build further affordable homes in other parts of the borough with Gateshead Council.”

Graham Morgan, Operations Director for Esh Property Services, said: “The new homes will include many energy-saving features including efficient boilers and very effective insulation which will help to  keep running costs low.”

The overall scheme is due to be completed by January 2015 and the new homes will be available for rent at affordable levels.

Photograph: Front, Cllr. Malcolm Graham and Graham Morgan, Operations Director, Esh Property Services see work start on the building scheme with Phil Gallagher, Head of Investment and Development, The Gateshead Housing Company; Aaron Kingsbury, Esh Property Services and Iain Mullen, Contract Administrator, The Gateshead Housing Company.

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