Leazes Homes continues to address housing demand
Leazes Homes is continuing to support the demand for affordable
housing in the region, completing a new development which will
promote independent living and regenerate communities in
Napier Street, in the Shieldfield area of Newcastle, provides 15
supported flats for people with learning difficulties and 10
three-bedroom family townhouses – five of which will be
available on a shared ownership scheme.
Leazes Homes worked with Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) North East,
architects Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd and
Newcastle City Council’s Adult Services to build and equip the
homes, on the 0.41 acre site of a former respite and day care
facility which was demolished in 2008.
The flats provide care and support services for people who have
learning disabilities and low level support needs. This enables
tenants to establish and maintain their maximum level of
independence within the community, but with a 24 hour on site carer
service. The building also includes community space to
encourage interaction between tenants, a concierge suite, an office
and an interview room.
Ten three-bedroom town houses have also been developed to
provide affordable, quality, sustainable housing for families in
the city. Five of these properties will be available for sale
through the New Build HomeBuy shared ownership scheme.
Bill Midgley, Chair at Leazes Homes, said:
“This is a unique development, supporting
mixed communities and people at different stages of their
“We have ensured that our more vulnerable
tenants have 24 hour access to care and support, whilst also having
a level of independence. The flats have been specifically designed
to offer our tenants a safe and modern home which forms part of a
bigger and diverse community.
“Creating quality, affordable family homes
is also high on the agenda for Leazes Homes. The townhouses have
been developed to address the current demand and the shared
ownership scheme further supports our aim to create sustainable
communities in the region.”
Carolyne Power, Supported Living Coordinator at Newcastle City
“From a social services point of view the
apartments are astounding. The space and layout is ideal and there
is a homely atmosphere when you walk into the building.
“It is another fantastic development. Both
the learning disability team and the prospective tenants are
absolutely thrilled and delighted with the finished product.”
FHM North East’s managing director Stephen McCoy said:
“We are delighted to have worked with YHN to
deliver this important new development.
“This is a unique project that has been
built to an incredibly high standard to ensure tenants are able to
live independently yet still access support should they require it.
At the same time this scheme has also provided much needed family
homes in the city.”
JDDK Project Architect, Adam Vaughan, added:
“This is the third of three schemes to
provide accommodation for vulnerable adults we have recently worked
on with FHM for Leazes Homes. The scheme is designed to fit in with
surrounding architecture and promotes independent living with the
back-up of 24 hour care on-site if required, whilst the mix of
family homes and apartments provides a diverse community.”