The driving force behind the project is the NGP Consortium, comprising Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey Developments, with the active support and involvement of Newcastle City Council and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.
The Persimmon Group has been trading since 1972 and became a FTSE 100 company in December 2005.
The Persimmon Homes business is Persimmon's core operation. There are 26 regional Persimmon offices from Exeter to Edinburgh, building quality homes which provide the very best in design, construction and service. The wide range of property types includes three, four and five-bed detached properties; two and three-bed terraced and semi-detached houses; bungalows and apartments.
Using the expertise of its personnel, Persimmon Homes places high emphasis on designing its dwellings and the associated landscaping to be in keeping with the character of an area and to respect, protect and enhance the local environment.
The approach to new developments is not just to build houses, but to build communities and the Company takes its corporate responsibilities in all areas very seriously.
As the UK's leading housebuilder, Persimmon offers the widest choice of quality homes in the greatest number of quality locations throughout the UK, providing the highest levels of design, construction and service and in the last year has sold more than 16,700 houses from over 500 sites throughout the UK.
The Persimmon Group has the largest land bank in the UK house building industry, at over 80,000 plots owned and under control, placing the company in a strong position to deal effectively with the current planning environment.
For further information regarding Persimmon Homes, please visit www.persimmonhomes.com
Taylor Wimpey is a leading developer of sustainable communities and high quality homes. Their expertise in land acquisition, home and community design, urban regeneration and the construction of supporting infrastructure improves customers' quality of life and adds value to their homes.
During the course of 2004, anticipating changing market conditions, Taylor Wimpey reviewed the commercial property and mixed use sectors. Acknowledging the opportunity of mixed use they took the decision to become less focussed on their commercial portfolio (predominantly office parks) and to concentrate on residential led mixed use opportunities.
The rationale for this decision was in part to support their core house building business but also in recognition of the integral role mixed use development will play in modern planning.
Complete with a ten year NHBC structural warranty, every Taylor Wimpey home focuses on quality allowing the buyer to choose the crucial details that turn a new house into a home.
Taylor Wimpey develops homes that are part of a growing community with open spaces for everyone to enjoy, safe cycle and pedestrian paths and car pooling initiatives, all developments are designed to become communities.
For further information regarding Taylor Wimpey developments, please visit www.taylorwimpey.com