Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

First Homes in 50 Years for the Area; Properties Boost for City

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

First Homes in 50 Years for the Area; Properties Boost for City

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Byline: RUTH LAWSON

WORK is under way on building vital new homes in Newcastle.

The PS6m project in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley will see the first new homes built for more then 50 years in the area.

Commissioned by Tyne Housing Association, it will create 42 new one-bedroom apartments at the site on Foundry Lane.

The development will also support 40 jobs until its completion in August 2014.

Overlooking Ouseburn Farm, the new homes will provide social ho using for vulnerable people in the heart of Newcastle.

Construction group Robertson and Anthony Keith Architects have been working with English Heritage on plans for the development, which will be built on the site of a section of Hadrian's Wall.

Once completed, the apartments will form an L-shape building straddling the Roman wall. Complete with a roof garden, the development will also feature mural depictions of the site's history.

Martin Westgate, business development director for Robertson in the North, said: "Working closely with Tyne Housing Association and the Architects, we are confident in our ability to deliver homes which not only meet the needs of future residents, but are also sensitive to the historic significance of the site. …

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