Building a brighter future for Northumberland
July 26, 2022
From regenerating coastal towns to providing much-needed housing in rural areas, Ascent Homes is playing a key role in developing communities in Northumberland.
Ascent Homes is the housebuilding arm of Advance Northumberland, the economic regeneration company which works on behalf of Northumberland County Council.
And it is making a major impact on Northumberland’s residential property market, by creating high-quality homes in attractive locations.
Working with joint venture partners and landowners, Ascent Homes has developed hundreds of properties. It has supported more than 280 construction jobs and uses local labour and craftspeople for 80 per cent of its work.
Ascent Homes’ developments are testament to its agile approach and commitment to Northumberland’s communities.
In Blyth, the results of its focus on regeneration can be seen at Commissioners Quay [pictured below], on the town’s waterfront.
This mix of two and three-bedroom homes – many with stunning sea views – complements the wider development of the Blyth Estuary area.
Ascent Homes’ largest current site is at Willow Farm, near Choppington. This development will feature 327 high-spec two, three and four-bedroom properties.
And in Wooler – on the edge of Northumberland National Park – Ascent Homes has developed Kingsmead, a stylish mix of detached homes, semi-detached properties and bungalows.
Much of the money generated by Ascent Homes is reinvested in affordable housing.
The development of 187 detached and semi-detached homes at Wayside Point, in Ellington, is a good example of this.
Working with strategic partner Bernicia, Ascent Homes has delivered 28 affordable housing units at the site.
Alnwick will soon be home to a stunning new development.
Situated on the site of the former Alnwick District Council offices, Allerburn Manor will feature 16 new executive properties.
And in Bellingham, Ascent Homes is creating Hareshaw Fall, a development of two, three and four-bedroom homes in a charming country setting.
There are also plans to develop new homes in East Ord, which is just south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, building on the area’s status as an attractive coastal resort and its excellent location.
Ascent Homes is seeking new land opportunities
Ascent Homes will consider a wide range of spaces for development – from undeveloped land to the renovation of existing buildings – and it has a proven track record of achieving planning permissions.
If you are looking to sell land for development, please get in touch.
Looking to the future…
Providing affordable homes remains a priority and Ascent Homes is working with Northumberland County Council’s affordable housing team and strategic partners to ensure this provision increases.
And it is playing its part in the UK’s drive towards net-zero. Ascent Homes is planning to build zero-carbon residential properties in the county, drawing on local expertise.
It’s another example of the developer’s visionary approach.