The provision of family and affordable housing is part of the comprehensive regeneration strategy for the Walker Riverside area, Newcastle. The project, commissioned by a client team of registered social landlord and house builder, looked at a total of three infill sites within the heart of the community, phase one of which was located on the site of the former Walker baths.
The project delivered a total of three houses and four bungalows, one of which is wheelchair accessible. A mix of materials such as UK-sourced sweet chestnut timber cladding, brickwork and Trespa cladding was chosen for a contemporary and approachable appearance. All units achieve an Eco Homes rating of "Very Good" and have been designed to Lifetime Homes and Scheme Development Standards.
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