Byker Community Trust has transferred the 1,800 homes to Karbon as part of a partnership aimed at bringing new investment to the estate.
The 13 three-bed and four two-bed homes, designed by ilke Homes, form part of Keepmoat Homes’ Central Park development.
Karbon Homes’ Suzanne Jobson and Longhurst Group’s Charmaine Simei have joined Communities that Work’s board of directors.
Paul Fiddaman replaces Tom Miskell as chair of the North of England membership body after Miskell stepped down last December.
The North East social landlord is working with Partner Construction on developments in Esh Winning, Pelton Fell and Annfield Plain.
Construction work has started on a development of 12 new affordable homes in the North Yorkshire seaside village of Staithes.
Sarah Robson will be responsible for developing new homes for Karbon and investing in maintaining and renewing its current housing stock.
The £5 million will help fund a ‘new model’ residential care home as well as independent living facilities within the ‘Future Homes’ project.
Representatives of Byker Community Trust (BCT) and Karbon Homes are exploring a more formal partnership between the two organisations.
Construction work has now begun on the College Grange development in North Hylton, which will feature 105 new affordable homes.