The Rise

Location: Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne
Client: New Tyne West Development Company (Barratt, Keepmoat and Newcastle City Council)
Status: Phase 1 partially complete, Ongoing

Project Description:
The Scotswood Regeneration project is an innovative collaboration between the private sector; Keepmoat and Barratt, and the public sector; Newcastle City Council, 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. Predominantly a former pre-war housing estate, the site has been cleared and remediated.

In February 2012, planning approval was received for the first phase of the 1800-home Scotswood regeneration project. Phase One comprises 377 homes, of which 52 are affordable. 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.

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