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