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Residents can see Kibblesworth’s future.

by tac & filed under Community involvement, Gateshead Council, Keelman Homes, Kibblesworth, The Gateshead Housing Company

Residents on a south Gateshead estate have been invited to attend an event later this week to find out more about £14m of developments in their area.

The drop-in sessions for people living in Kibblesworth will be held at the village’s Millennium Centre this Thursday (25 November) from 9.30am to 11am; 2pm to 3.30pm; and 6pm to 7pm.

The first of nearly 150 new homes were recently completed on the estate, and now over 300 residents have been invited to view plans of future building works.

Keelman Homes – a subsidiary of The Gateshead Housing Company – will build the majority of the new homes with overall site constructor Keepmoat.

The scheme, also supported by the Homes and Communities Agency and Gateshead Council, will create 81 affordable new homes to rent, plus 54 for sale.

Thirteen homes will also be offered for ‘intermediate rent’ – a unique and flexible way for first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder.

Residents who come to the event can meet their on site team, view samples of kitchen and bathrooms for new homes and get information about a career in the building industry.

Anyone with queries about the event or future improvements should contact the housing company’s Birtley housing office on 0191 433 6102 or e-mail

The Gateshead Housing Company’s Chief Executive, Bill Fullen, said:  “We have already made improvements to thousands of homes through our Decent Homes programme – with less than 1,000 out of almost 22,000 now needing work done.

“We are now literally building on our previous success, through this first scheme to bring new affordable homes to Gateshead for generations to come.”