Published: 6th Feb 2020

A plan has been put forward for a new affordable housing development, Future Homes, on the innovation district, Helix Site, in Newcastle’s city centre.  Professor Rose Gilroy from the University of Newcastle’s School of Architecture came up with the original idea for the Future Homes project. The development includes plans to build a community of 66 affordable homes that are in walking distance to the city centre. The project will involve developing three buildings, each with six to eight storeys, into affordable homes. The homes will be a mixture of social rent and Rent-to-Buy, the aim is to provide all sections of the community with the opportunity to live in a new development. Sustainability is a key part of the development, the buildings will be built using efficient modular steel facades with green roofs and communal gardens. The developers also want to encourage residents to use active travel and public … (To read the full article, subscribe below)