In Focus: Newcastle

December 2016

Often thought of as the capital of the North East, the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne sits on the north bank of the River Tyne and is home to world-class culture, fantastic shopping and vibrant nightlife, along with the famous Geordie spirit.

Known for its iconic images of The Quayside, the Millennium Bridge and the Angel of the North, Newcastle was a manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution, and has now evolved into a centre for business, arts and sciences.
The city provides an endless offering of places to go and things to see, whether you’re a young couple or a growing family, you’ll never run out of things to do here.
Enjoy the city’s award-winning dining, eclectic shopping destinations, famous nightlight and inspiring cultural scene.
All of this makes Newcastle and exciting place to live, and we’ve had a look at some of the new housing developments in the area so you don’t have to!


The popular city suberb of Westerhope is the ideal location for Keepmoat's aptly named Metropolitan development. With the centre of Newcastle just 3 miles awawy, these new homes are close enough to enjoy all the city has to offer without being in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

Whilst being a short journey from the city centre, the A1 is just a few minutes away and Bank Foot Metro Station is less than 2 miles away. There is also a great choice of local and chain supermarkets nearby and a primary school less than half a mile away.

The development offers a fresh and relaxed take on modern city living, with a selection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes starting from just £130,995, available to reserve on the Help to Buy scheme with a 5% deposit. Click here for more information.

Brunton Green

Taylor Wimpey's Brunton Green development perfectly fits into the surroundings of Newcastle Great Park and offers an excellent mixture of house types with something to suit everyone, from first time buyers and downsizers, to larger and growing families.

Brunton Green is the much-anticipated new phase to the popular Newcastle Great Park development, providing a wonderful community spirit and stylish houses aimed at making modern-day family living easier and more enjoyable.

This new phase brings a vast selection of 2 to 5 bedroom homes, starting from only £161,995. Take advantage of the Help to Buy scheme on this development and buy your brand new home with just a 5% deposit and a 5-year interest free equity loan from the government. Click here for more information.

The Rise

Another route to getting on the property ladder is Shared Ownership, the part buy, part rent scheme.

Thirteen Group has this lovely two-bedroom home available on The Rise development, ideally located close to the city centre and across the River Tyne from the fantastic Metrocentre, home to many excellent shops and restuarants.

A 25% share will cost you just £32,500 and you will have to pay a monthly rent and service charge as well as your mortgage payment. This is designed to be a manageable payment and is often less than renting a property, helping you to get on to the property ladder. Click here for more information.