ENGIE gets thumbs up for pair of Newcastle housing developments

A picture of new homes on Chalfont Road in Newcastle.

The energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE is on track to complete the construction of 36 new homes in Newcastle by early 2021.

ENGIE are working with development company Places for People to deliver 36 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes as part of the second phase of development on the site of the former Wharrier Street Primary School in Walker.

It is said the new homes on the site, owned by Places for People, will help address the area’s need for affordable housing.

Although COVID-19 restrictions led to a slight delay in construction, most homes on the Wharrier Street project have now been built, while a number are now undergoing internal works as part of the project’s stage-by-stage development.

The project is now scheduled to be completed in the opening months of early 2021.

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.”

Alongside progress at Wharrier Street, ENGIE has received positive feedback from Places for People for the adjoining Chalfont Road site, which ENGIE completed earlier this year.

The Chalfont Road project provided 40 new homes for affordable rent which were all occupied immediately upon completion and are proving popular with residents.

Places for People and ENGIE often work together on projects in the North East and this partnership led to the negotiation of ENGIE’s work on the Wharrier Street development.

“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,” added.

The Wharrier Street project is not the only development that ENGIE are currently working on in the North East of England.

ENGIE are currently working with the North East’s largest social landlord Thirteen and ilke Homes to deliver 31 modular homes in Hartlepool.

Image: The new homes developed by ENGIE on Chalfont Road in Newcastle. Credit: ENGIE

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