The Aspens, Birtley Tyne and Wear

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The Aspens is the second phase of a new housing development in Birtley being constructed by Galliford Try, sold by Linden Homes but on behalf of Gateshead Regeneration Partnership who own the land.


The GRP is a Joint Venture between Gateshead Council, Galliford Try and Home Group and was set up to deliver a portfolio of 19 sites in challenging locations across the Borough with over 2,000 new homes being built over a 15 year period.


Following planning approval, Galliford Try started work on The Aspens site in Spring 2016, with construction expected to run until Spring 2020. The development will see the delivery of 147 new homes, all bespoken design, offering a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses for sale. There will be 139 new homes for private sale and 8 homes available through Home Group as Shared Ownership. The scheme has significant challenges in terms of the site topography and will be built out effectively on 2 levels – phase ‘A’ on the top platform of the site, which accommodates 82 new dwellings, and phase ‘B’ on the lower plateau which will accommodate the remaining 65 dwellings. The scheme is a natural continuation of the first phase, The Sycamores, which is now built out and sold out with the exception of some outstanding Section 38 works that need to be completed and the build of plot 1 which was kept down and used as the sales office car park.


As well as the new housing on The Aspens, there will be an Eco-park arrangement running through the site to enhance the quality of landscape, ecology and offering people ‘play along the way’ opportunities. There will also be a SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) scheme implemented which will see the introduction of a dry basin area on the lower level that has been designed and engineered to accommodate a 1 in 100 year flood event (such as a Thunder Thursday scenario). The SUDS and the landscaping will be managed and maintained by a Management Company (the cost will be covered by a monthly service charge paid by each household).


All of the homes are include a range of environmentally friendly features which assist in reducing the residential carbon footprint including energy efficient heating systems, water recycling and PV solar panels.


The homes will comply with Lifetime Homes which sets specific criteria that ensures that homes are ‘future proofed’ for accessible and inclusive use.

(I cannot say for sure what activity will be going on the week of the open doors but hopefully, there will be examples of the following trades at work): Ground works, remediation, bricklaying, joinery, roofing, plastering, decorating, fencing, scaffolding, landscaping, tiling, kitchen fitting, Site Management

Address The Aspens
Linden Homes
Blackfell Way
Tyne and Wear

Parking available yes
Length of Visit 1 Hour
Maximum Group Size 35
Register by 23 Mar 2017
Disabled Access yes
Child Restrictions no

Hayley Bell

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