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Keelman Homes makes milestone purchase.

by Anne-Marie Pearce & filed under Empty Homes Programme

Whitewell RoadSocial 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 space, UPVC windows, high-efficiency boiler, central heating and carpets throughout.

All properties in the Empty Homes Programme are acquired by Keelman Homes, refurbished to a high standard, then let at affordable rates.

Keelman Homes has delivered 19 properties to date through the programme and has recently been awarded an additional grant from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) for a further 20 homes.

The programme will bring approximately £2.8m of housing investment into Gateshead by March 2018, and provide a range of affordable-rent properties to people registered on the Housing Register.

Amanda Gallagher, Development and Investment Manager for Keelman Homes, said: “This property is in great condition and will make a lovely home.

“It’s wonderful to see the Empty Homes Programme making a positive difference in local communities.”

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