Adderstone Group

Christon Park - a vision for Gosforth industrial Estate

Sector
  • Residential
Practical Completion Christon Park is our vision for Gosforth Industrial Estate - in progression
Address Proposed for Gosforth Industrial Estate, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 1XD
Construction Contractor TBC
Project Architect Ainsworth Spark
Gross Development Value TBC
Purchase Price TBC
Marketing Info

Christon Park is our vision for Gosforth Industrial Estate.

We are asking members of the public to add a message of support for the scheme to the Council’s Planning Portal website which can be accessed here

To find out about living at Christon Park please email christonpark@adderstonegroup.com 

Christon Park - a vision for Gosforth Industrial Estate

Christon Park is Adderstone Group's proposal to transform a part of Gosforth Industrial Estate into a new and sustainable residential development of 51 family homes.

Adderstone Group have submitted a planning application to Newcastle City Council to build a high quality housing scheme on a 3.3 acre brownfield site in the heart of Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The scheme, to be known as Christon Park, comprises 51 large four-bed family homes on the site that is best known as the location of the original Greggs' bakeries. 

Christon Park has been architecturally designed around a grand crescent and features wildlife corridors and communal "pocket parks" offering a variety of functions from sports activity to a community allotment.  The semi-detached and terraced houses each have large private gardens and come with generous parking allocations and some private garages.

Great emphasis has been placed on enhancing biodiversity through wildlife corridors, wildflower planting, swift boxes and additional tree planting.  

Adderstone Group's current proposals are part of a wider potential scheme as detailed below. 

At the request of the Newcastle city planners in 2015, Adderstone Group initially submitted a vision document setting out the potential benefits of a redevelopment of the entire Gosforth Industrial Estate.  The document set out a range of longer term economic, social, environmental, employment and supply chain benefits that could result from a more comprehensive brownfield development, potentially comprising some 200 houses on the estate. 

A public consultation was carried out in August 2015 at Gosforth Church Hall and proposals for the scheme have been on display within Gosforth Library.  Feedback, mainly in relation to housing types, traffic management and access, has been factored into the latest proposals for the 51 house scheme.

James Atkinson, Adderstone Group Development Director explained: “On a number of levels, this has been a really challenging site to bring forward.  We have worked hard with the planners to arrive at a unique, architecturally designed solution. 

“We are proposing low density family housing of unprecedented quality, within easy walking distance of Gosforth High Street, local amenities and schools. 

“With the support of Newcastle City Council, families could be moving in to Phase 1 homes by 2018."

Adderstone Group is asking members of the public to add a message of support for the scheme to the Council’s Planning Portal website which can be accessed here.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the houses proposed can log their interest by emailing christonpark@adderstonegroup.com  

 

Christon Park

Adderstone Group's vision for Christon Park is to create a high quality scheme, beginning with 51 high quality four bed homes on Phase I and II of the park located on the site of the former Greggs factory. Over time the entire conversion of the park could result in up to 250 sustainable residential homes in the heart of the Gosforth community.

The proposed Christon Park scheme has been carefully considered to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding community. 

  • 51 sustainable homes

    A mixture of housing typologies to increase choice of quality homes

  • Well positioned

    Close proximity to local bus routes, Metro stations and amenities

  • Design focus

    Integration of pedestrian & cycle routes to encourage sustainable travel

  • Development benefits

    The proposed site is not within a conservation area or contain listed buildings

  • Efficient land use

    Landscaping and planting to form buffer zones around site boundaries

  • Design-led scheme

    Provides housing densities appropriate to surrounding uses

  • Open space

    Provision of green areas to create valuable community spaces

  • Access and movement

    New and enhanced pedestrian links to the surrounding area

  • Thoughtful design

    Inclusion of public open spaces throughout

  • Enhanced biodiversity

    Habitat creation through additional tree planting

  • SUDS

    Creation of SUDS ponds to form part of the drainage system and provide rich habitat corridors

  • Safety and security

    A hierarchy of streets including shared surface 'home zones' fostering safety and security

  • Choice

    A thoughtful mixture of house types to suit a variety of customer housing needs

  • Generous garden provision

    Space for living, space for entertaining

  • A nod to history

    Historical 'Waggonway' recreated with multi-use pedestrian & cycle path connecting to wider area

  • Direct employment

    Hundreds of new temporary and permanent jobs

  • Additional Council Tax revenues

    Significant extra revenue

  • Estimated additional resident expenditure

    Over a million pounds

  • Site treatment

    Remediation works to address issues from the site's mining and railway legacies

  • Wellbeing

    Encouragement of walking, jogging and cycle, with sustainable routes

  • Social benefits

    Opportunity to attract new spending power in the local area to enhance vitality of shops and services

Christon Park is our vision for Gosforth Industrial Estate.

We are asking members of the public to add a message of support for the scheme to the Council’s Planning Portal website which can be accessed here

To find out about living at Christon Park please email christonpark@adderstonegroup.com 

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