Newcastle City Council has chosen retirement developer PegasusLife with FaulknerBrowns Architects to redevelop the former Jesmond Dene Nurseries site
The team has proposed a mix of 91 ‘later living’ apartments and 18 family homes, together with a further 30 hotel bedrooms and a spa facility for Jesmond Dene House Hotel in a former historic police stables building, which will be restored.
Ian Trinder of PegasusLife said: ’Having grown up in Jesmond, I have a very personal connection with this location. Not only is Jesmond a sought-after locality, this site in particular is one of great local prestige.
’The sale of this site – which has sat empty and unused for three years – is going to inject much-needed funds back into the council.’
Councillor Ged Bell, cabinet Member for Inclusive Growth at Newcastle City Council said: ‘This prime development site, in the heart of Jesmond Vale, offers a unique opportunity to provide a range of housing choices to meet the needs of our residents.’
The sale of the site will help us deliver on our commitment to create more balanced communities
‘Our aim is to provide the highest possible standard of living for all our residents, and these proposals from PegasusLife will offer a new and modern approach to later living.
’The sale of the site will help us invest in Newcastle’s future, and deliver on our commitment to create more balanced communities and deliver inclusive growth that everyone can benefit from.’
Jesmond dene nursery
Location Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Type of project Retirement living development