Thumbs up for pair of Newcastle housing developments

30th September 2020

A project by leading energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE to construct 36 brand-new homes in Newcastle is well on-track to be completed in early 2021.

ENGIE are working in partnership with Places for People to deliver two, three and four-bedroom family homes which are being built on the site of the former Wharrier Street Primary School in Walker which is owned by Places for People. The new homes will help address the need for affordable housing in the area.

Despite a small delay due to coronavirus restrictions, the project is scheduled to be completed in the opening months of 2021 with the majority of homes already constructed – and a number now undergoing internal works as part of the stage-by-stage nature of the development.

Progress at Wharrier Street has been given a boost by the positive feedback from Places for People for the adjoining Chalfont Road site, which ENGIE completed earlier this year. The Chalfont Road site provided 40 new homes for affordable rent which were delivered to high standards.

Testament to this is the fact that all homes were occupied immediately upon completion and prove extremely popular with the new residents. Places for People and ENGIE have a proven track record of working well together within the North East and the second phase of the development at Wharrier Street was negotiated on the back of this successful relationship.

Louise Buckton, New Build Director at ENGIE, said: “The progress on Wharrier Street is a testament to the hard work all the team on the project has been putting in. This year has been challenging to say the least but to see where the development has reached, with the structures of most homes now constructed, is all thanks to their efforts.

“Wharrier Street and Chalfont Road are just two examples of our long-standing partnership with Places for People and we hope that relationship can continue.”