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Barratt Homes launches the first set of homes at its highly anticipated development in Newcastle

Barratt Homes has launched its brand new development of 72 homes on the site of the former Walkergate Hospital in Newcastle.


The exclusive Sycamore Grove is the closest new build development to Newcastle City Centre, making it ideal for professionals and families alike and will offer a mix of the housebuilder’s most popular three, four and five bedroom homes, as well as 11 affordable dwellings. Every home will be designed to be up to 58% more energy-efficient, saving customers up to £2,600 each year on bills[1].


Conveniently located on Benfield Road, the collection of new homes will be close to Walkergate metro station, providing quick and easy access to Newcastle City Centre in just ten minutes, and Tynemouth in a short fifteen minutes. It will also be near Benfield School, a secondary school which excels in sports facilities, making it ideal for families with children.


As part of its agreement with Newcastle City Council, Barratt Homes will be contributing to the improvement of outdoor recreation and community spaces for residents in the area. A contribution of over £40,000 will be made by the 5-star housebuilder for a play area, as well as £38,540 for outdoor sport. An additional £10,590 will also be allocated for improving community allotments. Plans by the housebuilder show there will be retained trees throughout the development as well as footpaths and swales, which is a grass covered drainage channel, all which enhance biodiversity.


Steven Ball, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North East said: “We’re really excited to be releasing the first set of high quality homes at Sycamore Grove. The development features plenty of green space for residents to enjoy the outdoors, and on top of our contributions, we have made an effort to retain as many trees as possible. There is already high demand for the development due to its ideal location and excellent commuter links, and we encourage anyone interested to book an appointment with the sales team and visit our newly opened sales office for more information.”


The sales office at Sycamore Grove is now open with the first homes released on to the market and interested buyers can now browse the selection of properties available on Barratt Homes’ website. Sycamore Grove will soon be a beautiful collection of three, four and five bedroom homes in the heart of Newcastle, with the first homes due to be complete early this year.


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● Barratt Developments PLC is a FTSE100 company. ● Barratt Group sold 12,604 homes in the year to June 2020, making it the largest housebuilder in Britain. ● Barratt Group was awarded a maximum five-star rating for the thirteenth consecutive year in the 2021 Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey. ● Site managers working for Barratt Group won 98 awards for quality workmanship in the 2022 NHBC Pride in the Job Awards. Barratt has won more Pride in the Job awards than any other housebuilder for the last 18 years. ● For more information, visit Please include footnote: [1]

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