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Modo Bloc aims to redevelop derelict site in Newcastle suburb

Plans have been unveiled to develop modern family homes on a disused, former retail site in Coxlodge, Newcastle.

North East developer Modo Bloc has revealed plans for a £2.5m housing development on the site of an old Co-op building on John Street, Coxlodge.

The Newcastle-based developer has submitted plans to Newcastle City Council to redevelop the derelict and abandoned site, building seven contemporary three- and four-bedroom homes, featuring their own garden terraces.

The modern, family townhouses will be designed to a premium specification, built using the latest materials to minimise their environmental impact.

George Jenkins, MD of Modo Bloc, explained: “This is a small but exciting opportunity to build some modern, much needed family homes in this suburb of Newcastle.

“This site is currently an eyesore to the community. The existing building is derelict, abandoned and not only gradually falling apart but is infested with rot and dead pigeons.

“Our consultation with local residents showed a real desire to demolish the dilapidated building and redevelop the site with smart, family homes.”

Mr Jenkins added that local suppliers would be used and where possible local people would be recruited on site.

Elsewhere, Modo Bloc is currently well underway building seven design-led, four-storey townhouses at the Ropes, an exclusive development overlooking the Ouseburn Valley and River Tyne, Newcastle. This £4m development is due to be completed by the summer of 2023.

The ambitious developer has several big residential projects in the planning pipeline, including a £25m development to be revealed soon in Newcastle.

Modo Bloc has a strong social responsibility agenda, collaborating closely with communities where its developments are located. The company is also supporting several local charities through its development work including the homelessness charity, Oasis Community Housing – supporting and housing a homeless person for every new house or two flats it sells this year.

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