Welcome to Keelman Homes.
Keelman Homes was set up in 2009 with the purpose of delivering new affordable homes to the borough of Gateshead. As a registered charity and provider of affordable homes, we are committed to providing housing opportunities to people with a variety of needs, be that long-term rental or help getting on the property purchase ladder.
We offer homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and rent to buy, and have delivered over 300 homes with the help of our partners and use of new-build grants and empty homes grants from Homes England.
Our partners include Karbon Homes and Homes England, and we have previously worked with delivery partners such as Esh Group and Keepmoat Homes. We are always interested in engaging in new partnerships that could improve services to our tenants and create new homes.
Keelman Homes is a housing provider of choice in the Gateshead borough, making a positive difference in our communities through the provision of quality housing opportunities.
- Building for the future
- Buying properties and managing assets
- Providing quality housing management services
- Improving lives
- Customers: passionate about our social purpose, we place people and communities at the heart of all we do
- Growing: remaining financially viable, we are ambitious, dynamic and wholly committed to delivering solutions in challenging times that provide opportunities to expand and strengthen the company
- Quality: we strive for excellence through reflection and continuous improvement, ensuring professionalism and accountability are culturally embedded within our organisation
- Collaboration: we are committed to a culture of openness, teamwork and the spirit of partnership working, both as an organisation and in our work with external partners
- Flexibility: we remain fluid in our approach, encouraging creativity and innovation in our responses to changing external environments and business pressures
All housing management services are now provided by our new partner Karbon Homes.
Find out more about Shared Ownership or Rent to Buy – enquires@Keelmanhomes.org
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What we do.
Building for the future
Keelman Homes portfolio consists of 188 new builds and 120 refurbished homes.
We currently have a site allocated for housing development in the Harlow Green area of Gateshead and continually look for new land opportunities, with a preference for brownfield sites for sustainability reasons.
Our work so far
- Regeneration of Kibblesworth
- Nugent Row, Felling
- Strathmore Road, Carr Hill
- Kirkwood Gardens, Heworth
- The Lonnen, Ryton
- Heddon Close, Ryton
- West Park, Dunston
- High View
- Valley View
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Jason Wylie – Board Chair of Keelman Homes
Jason is Managing Director / Owner of Imperator Developments, a local development company that specialises in social housing. Having worked in social housing at senior level for 26 years, Jason has a passion for quality, affordable homes for local people, Jason has been the Chair of Keelman Homes since January 2020.
Councillor John Adams – Board member
John is the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing. He was elected to the Council in 2014 as member for Saltwell ward. He also works as a special needs teacher in North Tyneside teaching children on the autistic spectrum who also have learning difficulties.
Joanne Giles - Board member
Joanne is Head of Aftercare at Anchor – her main role is ensuring her customers receive a first class customer experience following the purchase of their new home. Previous roles include being the Associate Director of Customer Care at Countryside Partnerships and she was also the Lead Aftercare Manager at Home Group. Joanne has over 17 years’ experience in the social housing sector and she is passionate about working with customers from the community and changing lives. She brings in-depth knowledge of property compliance and contractor performance management, along with change management and innovative process development.
Tom Winter - Board Member
Tom is Assistant Director of Development at Believe Housing where he leads the Land & Partnerships function to secure up to 250 new homes per year. He has a first class BA Hons degree in Business Management and is passionate about providing a high quality service and product to tenants across the North East. Tom joined the Board of Keelman Homes in September 2022.
Scott Robinson - Board Member
Scott is currently Technical Director for Taylor Wimpey and is responsible for the technical and planning delivery of the residential schemes across North Yorkshire. Scott is a Civil Engineer and has worked in the housebuilding industry for circa 20 years across the UK. Scott joined the Board in September 2022 and brings experience in residential leadership, development, planning and business management.
Iftekar Alom - Board Member
Appointed in December of 2022, Iftekar is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and currently works for Systech International as an Associate Director for the UK region. Having attained a master's in Business Administration, Ifetkar has gained a solid foundation in developing business strategies and has excellent project management skills.
Meet the Team.
Anne-Marie Pearce - Managing Director
Anne-Marie joined Keelman Homes Ltd in June 2019 as a Development and Operations Manager, before later becoming the Managing Director of Keelman Homes in April 2022. She has strong commercial acumen and project management skills and holds a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology. Her career so far has been focused on new build housing in both the private and public sector, and the management and maintenance of homes. Anne-Marie’s achievements include successfully leading on design and securing planning permission on a major housing development in Gateshead and coordinating the delivery of several major housing developments across the North East for a national house builder. As Managing Director, Anne-Marie manages the company’s day-to-day operations and leads on developing and implementing the organisation’s vision and strategic plans with the aim of locally delivering and managing more affordable homes.
Paul Barrow - Financial Controller
Paul is Financial Controller at Keelman Homes, and is responsible for the financial management of all aspects of the company. He is a Chartered Accountant and has experience working at a senior finance level in various different sectors including retail, digital marketing and the construction industry. Paul joined Keelman Homes in February 2023 to lead on strategic finance, to help the company achieve it’s goals of providing and developing affordable housing for it’s tenants and customers.
Jade Choudhury - Business Support Officer
Jade brings to Keelman Homes over a decade of business, administration and customer service experience. Having worked in many different sectors, Jade has always strived to give customers an excellent service whilst maintaining company records. Jade has previously worked for charitable organisations, as she enjoys making a difference in the lives of others.
Affordable housing provider Keelman Homes is teaming up with Northern housing association Karbon Homes to provide value for money tenancy services for its current and future customers through Karbon’s cost sharing vehicle (CSV) Karbon Solutions. The new partnership will see Karbon deliver all tenancy management services and responsive repairs to over 300 Keelman homes across Gateshead. Christine… Read the full article →
Jennifer Elliot has stepped down as a Board Member for Keelman Homes in May 2023. Jennifer, a Neighborhood Housing Officer for the Byker Community Trust, joined the Keelman Board in January 2020 and has been a valued member of the team. She has provided the organisation with knowledge and expertise in the housing sector and… Read the full article →
Affordable housing provider Keelman Homes is teaming up with local housing association Karbon Homes in a move that will see the management of all their current and future tenancies transfer from current partner Gateshead Council. Anne Marie Pearce, Managing Director of Keelman Homes, said: “Our priority is to make sure our tenants receive value for… Read the full article →