Construction to begin on 185 new homes

Posted on 23rd February 2022 | in Community

The latest housing development – for 185 homes next to Gloster Meadows – is due to begin construction very soon.

Esh Construction is building the £26 million scheme, which will bring 185 new homes to Amble. The development, now named Longstone Manor, was given outline planning permission in 2018, and now building can begin.

Working on behalf of Home Group, with the land belonging to Mr Ian Forsyth, Esh will deliver 73 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership on a seven hectare patch of land west of Gloster Meadows. A further 112 properties will be offered for outright sale by Home Group’s private sales arm, Persona Homes.

Designed by P+HS Architects, a mixed blend of family homes will be constructed across the site, including two-, three- and four-bedroom houses, along with one-bedroom flats and bungalows, and a collection of Tyneside flats. The properties are to be built in phases over the next four-and-a-half years.

Esh’s North East Pre-Construction Director, Chris Hale, said: “Extensive work from all parties has gone into making this scheme viable over the past three years – collaborative working at its best – and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in getting to this point.”

The development was brought forward by Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of housing, health and care. Simon Williams, Head of Development and Delivery at Home Group, said: “We’re excited for work to get underway at Longstone Manor which is set to create a brand-new community and deliver much needed housing in Northumberland.

“The development is a fantastic example of collaborative working as it will not only see the construction of affordable homes for rent, but outright sale and shared ownership properties through Persona Homes as well.”

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2 thoughts on "Construction to begin on 185 new homes"

  1. Mrs P Giles says:

    When available I would like to know style and prices of the houses.
    Thank you

  2. theambler says:

    Hi Mrs Giles, you would need to contact the developers directly:

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