Regeneration Jobs Created In Gateshead

A major, housing led regeneration initiative in the North East is creating jobs for local people.

Apprentice joiner Callum Munro and sales executives Gill Carter and Andrea Smith are the latest recruits to join Linden Homes to support the work of the Gateshead Regeneration Partnership.

They will be working at the Sycamores in Birtley and Trilogy I in Saltwell – the first of 19 strategic sites around the borough to be developed over the next 20 years – delivering over 2,400 new homes for private sale and rent.

Callum, from Heworth Grange, was determined to build a career in construction after getting the bug when helping his dad with decking work. He said: “I just knew that creating things from scratch was what I wanted to do and I am loving it.”

Gill, from Jarrow, has worked in home sales for the past six years and will take the lead at Trilogy I. Andrea, from Brunswick Village, has been in the business for a decade and is currently working at The Sycamores. However, she will move to another new Linden Homes development in Morpeth when it opens later in the year.

The Gateshead project, which will also create community facilities and public spaces designed to help promote sustainable and long lasting communities, is being driven by a partnership comprising Gateshead Council, Galliford Try Partnerships and Home Group.

Some of the UK’s most innovative residential architects were commissioned to deliver strikingly designed properties which will provide a step-change in the quality of housing in the North East.

Galliford Try’s housebuilding division – Linden Homes – is marketing the properties for sale. To date this includes three and four bedroomed semi and detached homes at The Sycamores in Birtley and contemporary terraced homes at Trilogy I on Saltwell Road.

All the homes will exceed current space and design standards and will be delivered to achieve, as a minimum, level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. They also meet Lifetime Homes, Secure by Design and Homes and Community Association standards.

Such is the scope of this innovative and groundbreaking project that before a brick had been laid it was named as the Best Public/Private Partnership in the Local Government Chronicle Awards.

Callum with Gill (right) and Andrea on site at The Sycamores.
Callum with Gill (right) and Andrea
on site at The Sycamores.

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For further information, contact Paul Dobbie at Persuasion Public Relations on 0845 071 0678 / 07967 197 224 or email paul.dobbie@persuasion-pr.com

12 May 2015

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