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 Gateshead Council 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
Please visit Gateshead Council’s website for the latest information, advice and help available.
All housing management services are currently provided by our partner Gateshead Council.
Find out more about Shared Ownership or Rent to Buy – HomeOwnershipTeam@gateshead.gov.uk
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What we do.
Building for the future
Keelman Homes portfolio consists of 189 new builds and 119 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
Looking for a new home?
Our affordable rent homes to let will be advertised through the Tyne and Wear Homes lettings scheme. To find out more about joining the scheme visit Gateshead Council's website. Homes are also made available for shared ownership and the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme.
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.
Calum Willis - Board member
Calum’s strengths are in acquisition, growth strategy, planning policy and sales. Calum is director/owner of land and development company Hamilton Willis Land and Development Ltd. His background primarily focuses on land acquisition, planning and delivery of residential developments.
Joanne Giles - Board member
Joanne is a an Associate Customer Service Director at Vistry Partnerships North East – her main role is ensuring the customer receives a first class customer experience following the purchase of their new home and maintaining Vistry North East’s 5 star housing rating. Previously Joanne was the Lead Aftercare Manager at Home Group and she has over 17 years’ experience in the social housing sector. Joanne 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.
Stuart Green - Board member
Stuart is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation at the University of Durham. He is also Vice Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee. Stuart holds a PHD in Accounting and Finance.
Jennifer Elliott - Board member
Jennifer has very strong housing experience in management, void allocations, ASB, tenancy agreements, monitoring expenditure and estate development. She currently works as a Neighbourhood Housing Officer for Byker Community Trust and holds a BA Hons in Business Management, an FdA in Housing and Communities and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
Meet the Team.
Anne-Marie Pearce - Development and Operations Manager
Anne-Marie joined Keelman Homes Ltd in June 2019 bringing strong commercial acumen and project management skills. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology and her career so far has been focussed on new build housing in both the private and public sector. 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 Development and Operations Manager Anne-Marie manages the company’s day-to-day operations and leads on implementing the organisation’s vision and strategic plans with the aim of locally delivering and managing more affordable homes.
Jim Charlton - New Build Manager
Jim started his career with Gateshead Council in 1982 as a craft apprentice and has subsequently gained over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has held several key management roles both with Gateshead Council and The Gateshead Housing Company including Senior Building Surveyor, Procurement Manager, and Contract Administrator. Jim has been integral to the successful delivery of quality housing provision and other housing investment within Gateshead, including the award-winning Kibblesworth Village housing regeneration scheme and several other developments throughout his career, in partnership with private house builders and other delivery partners. Jim also holds qualifications including BSc (Hons) Construction Management, Professional Chartered Membership of the CIOB, and a Diploma in Home Inspection.
Lorna Longstaff – Finance Manager
Lorna began her career in finance when she joined The Gateshead Housing Company in 2011, to work within the Accountancy Department. She has since gone on to become AAT qualified and began studying a CIMA qualification in January 2018. Lorna began working with Keelman Homes in November 2018 as Trainee Accountant. She provides financial support and advice in relation to the viability of potential new build and refurbishment programmes and ensures current programmes run to budget. She also prepares financial reporting information for senior management and the Board and is responsible for all financial aspects of the day-to-day running of the business. Lorna completed her CIMA qualification in February 2021 and was promoted as Finance Manager.
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