Newcastle City Council’s Planning Committee gave a unanimous decision to approve Olympian Homes’ residential development delivering 525 residential units in the Forth Goods Yard area of Newcastle city centre.
The development will comprise of two “U” shaped blocks positioned side by side with an open aspect to the south, to maximise views from the proposed apartments towards the River Tyne.
Block one will be sited on the western half of the site and will largely be 7-8 storeys high with a 12-storey tower element on the north-west corner, providing 296 private rented (PRS) apartments.
Block two will sit on the eastern half of the site and be of 5-8 storeys high with a taller element on the north-west corner, providing a further 229 apartments for either private sale or more PRS units.
Each block will have a private landscaped central courtyard area as well as an onsite residents’ gym, meeting rooms, secure cycle parking and 52 car parking spaces.
The site, which is located south-west of Newcastle city centre, has been earmarked for redevelopment as part of the local plan with the ambition to deliver a vibrant mixture of uses with a linked green infrastructure network at its heart.
James Lindridge – Development Director at Olympian Homes said:
“Olympian Homes are thrilled to be delivering 525 high quality residential units with added amenities, providing significant investment in Newcastle City Centre. The scheme has been a culmination of many months, working closely with Newcastle City Council to ensure that the regeneration of the site sits within the wider aspirations of Forth Yards Regeneration Plan.”
Works on site are expected to begin within the first half of 2021.