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Work now under way on £15m project at Dunblane Crescent

Posted on 8th May 2017

Patrick Parsons provided civil engineering services for a £15m housing development in West-Denton on the outskirts of Newcastle, where work is now underway.

The new development will be replacing the 18 three-storey blocks, housing 276 flats on Dunblane Cresent, which were built in the 1950’s and demolished in 2011. The plans put forward by Keepmoat Homes, working in partnership with both Newcastle City Council and Leazes Homes, are to include 77 houses. In addition, there will be six two-bed bungalows, 12 two-bed apartments and a supported residential care block of 3 five-bed apartments with communal areas for people with learning difficulties and autism.

Patrick Parsons’ civil engineering services on the project included cut and fill analysis, drainage design including SUDS, adopted road design and private road and plot level design.

Richard Bass, regional managing director for Keepmoat stated: “As well as supported accommodation for people with learning disabilities and autism, we will be offering a varied mix of attractive new homes that will cater for renters and first time buyers, right through to expanding families looking for that forever home…This will provide real solutions for Newcastle residents at all ends of the property ladder.”

The project hopes to transform a previously derelict site to a high quality residential area; bringing new diverse housing as well as apprenticeship and training opportunities to the local community.