The Rise

Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne

Client: New Tyne West Development Company (Keepmoat, Barratt and Newcastle City Council)
Status: Ongoing

The Scotswood Regeneration project is an innovative collaboration between the private sector; Keepmoat and Barratt, and the public sector; the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as local residents, in the delivery of area wide regeneration. This 60 hectare site is located approximately 2.5 miles to the west of Newcastle City Centre, occupying a unique location with an enviable southern aspect overlooking the Tyne Valley. The site has good access to the A1 trunk road and regional highway network. Predominantly a former pre-war housing estate, the site has been cleared and remediated.

Planning Approval was received for the 377 new homes of the first phase of the 1800 unit Scotswood Regeneration Project in February 2012. This ground-breaking decision enabled new housing and public facilities to proceed on the site, bringing to fruition a 16 year programme of dialogue and discussion with local people. The Rise has started to revitalise the west end of Newcastle as an attractive, convenient, and competitive housing location.

The development won a national RTPI Planning Excellence Award in July 2015 under the ‘Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing’ category. Earlier in 2015, the development won a RICS North East Renaissance Award in the Residential category, and was shortlisted in the Regeneration category. This is in addition to being accredited as ‘Outstanding’ by Building for Life – The industry standard for the design of new housing.

See the official website for The Rise at www.therise.info