Affordable homes for rent in Blaydon

Blaydon houses for affordable rent

Local housing provider, Tyne Housing has converted an empty care home in Blaydon into seven, high quality homes for affordable rent.

Built in 1935 and in a prominent position in the town, Clifford House on Lucy Street, Blaydon was previously home to the Department of Health and Social Security before being converted into a care home. Tyne Housing purchased the building and is carrying out modification works, supported by a grant of £175,000 from Homes England.

The £700,000 refurbishment works will see the building transformed into one and two bedroom apartments, designed around the building's historic features, with the aim of preserving the character of the building and streetscape around.

The works will include a full electrical re-wire, installation of new a heating system, new windows and doors, damp proofing and installation of a video entry system. Each spacious apartment will include lounge/dining area, kitchen and bathroom and residents will have access to a private garden.

Cllr John Adams, Cabinet Member for the Economy at Gateshead Council, said: "I welcome this development in the heart of Blaydon Conservation Area. It is good to see empty buildings brought back into use so that they enhance the local area, rather than detract from it. As an authority, it is important for us to see the pace of house building accelerate so that local people have more choice and I welcome this investment."

Graham Brown, Chairman of Tyne Housing, said: "We're excited to be providing more opportunities for people to live in high quality rented accommodation. Our aim is to create unique, high specification homes that people can afford and want to live in. The development is an ideal location with excellent transportation links, so these homes should appeal to a vast majority of people."

Karen Anderson, Specialist (Home Ownership and Supply) at Homes England, said: "It is great to see Clifford House being transformed to provide much needed, good quality affordable homes for people to rent in Blaydon, especially so close to the town centre.  It is an excellent example of what working in partnership with local contractors, supporting the local economy can achieve."

Blaydon houses for affordable rent
07 December 2018

Local housing provider, Tyne Housing has converted an empty care home in Blaydon into seven, high quality homes for affordable rent.

Built in 1935 and in a prominent position in the town, Clifford House on Lucy Street, Blaydon was previously home to the Department of Health and Social Security before being converted into a care home. Tyne Housing purchased the building and is carrying out modification works, supported by a grant of £175,000 from Homes England.

The £700,000 refurbishment works will see the building transformed into one and two bedroom apartments, designed around the building's historic features, with the aim of preserving the character of the building and streetscape around.

The works will include a full electrical re-wire, installation of new a heating system, new windows and doors, damp proofing and installation of a video entry system. Each spacious apartment will include lounge/dining area, kitchen and bathroom and residents will have access to a private garden.

Cllr John Adams, Cabinet Member for the Economy at Gateshead Council, said: "I welcome this development in the heart of Blaydon Conservation Area. It is good to see empty buildings brought back into use so that they enhance the local area, rather than detract from it. As an authority, it is important for us to see the pace of house building accelerate so that local people have more choice and I welcome this investment."

Graham Brown, Chairman of Tyne Housing, said: "We're excited to be providing more opportunities for people to live in high quality rented accommodation. Our aim is to create unique, high specification homes that people can afford and want to live in. The development is an ideal location with excellent transportation links, so these homes should appeal to a vast majority of people."

Karen Anderson, Specialist (Home Ownership and Supply) at Homes England, said: "It is great to see Clifford House being transformed to provide much needed, good quality affordable homes for people to rent in Blaydon, especially so close to the town centre.  It is an excellent example of what working in partnership with local contractors, supporting the local economy can achieve."

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