Published: 29th Aug 2017

The iconic Byker Estate in Newcastle  has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, which recognizes improved urban environments. The Grade II listed estate is one of three finalists shortlisted for the Great Neighbourhood Award in the Academy of Urbanism Awards 2018. The estate is the only area in the North East to be shortlisted in this year’s awards, across the five categories. It has been managed by Byker Community Trust (BCT) housing association since 2012 and has made significant improvements during this time. To date, the BCT has invested £28.5m on the estate and has won a number of awards for its work with tenants. ‘To make the shortlist for these prestigious awards is a great achievement, not just for Byker Community Trust and the Estate, but also for the city of Newcastle and the North East too,’ said BCT chief executive, Jill Haley. ‘Byker is becoming a popular place … (To read the full article, subscribe below)