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Mosaic pieces together Kibblesworth’s colourful history

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

The history of Kibblesworth has been colourfully depicted through a series of mosaics, created from a community art project supported by the housing company and local councillors. The eight panels each feature an element of the village’s heritage – from coal mining to the recently-built Millennium Centre. Pupils from Kibblesworth Primary School, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, helped create the mosaics with the school now displaying the finished mosaics. Work began back in October,… Read the full article →

First-time buyers get property solution

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

A fantastic opportunity to help first-time buyers to get on the property ladder has been launched by Keelman Homes, a subsidiary of The Gateshead Housing Company. 13 two- to five-bed homes will soon be available for ‘shared ownership’ in the south Gateshead estate of Kibblesworth. Shared ownership is a government funded part-buy/part-rent scheme to help… Read the full article →

Community Day brings sunshine

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

Residents of a Gateshead village undergoing a £14m transformation turned out to see plans for play areas and the new public art around the new homes. The Kibblesworth Community Day gave residents the opportunity to see progress on play areas and art projects they have been involved in across the village, whilst the children enjoyed… Read the full article →

Airey homes saved for posterity

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

A unique project to save some of Kibblesworth’s post-war Airey homes for posterity has begun with the help of The Gateshead Housing Company. A block of four houses is being painstakingly deconstructed, loaded on to pallets and transported to Beamish Museum in Durham. Here they will be carefully stored until work begins on a new 1950s area, when they will be rebuilt as part of a typical north eastern postwar urban development. The… Read the full article →

Kibblesworth homes up for top housing award

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

The Gateshead Housing Company and its subsidiary Keelman Homes have reached the finals of a prestigious award scheme for their work to regenerate Kibblesworth. The company has been shortlisted from more than 240 entries for the ‘Excellence in Housing Finance and Development’ award in the 2011 UK Housing Awards. Stuart Macdonald, editor of Inside Housing, said: “The quality of the award entries… Read the full article →