February 4, 2020 @ 11:01 by Richard Dawson
The redevelopment of Lambton Park near Chester-le-Street reached a milestone last week (January 27) as the first homebuyers moved in.
Once completed, the Miller Homes development will comprise 106 three, four and five-bedroom homes along with one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
The properties have been designed by renowned architect and interior designer, Ben Pentreath, to be in keeping with the heritage of the estate, which dates back to the 11th century.
Design features include red brick detailing, sash windows and decorative ridge tiles – all inspired by existing residential properties on the estate.
Homebuyers joining the community at Lambton Estate will benefit from wider redevelopment plans, which include office, retail and community space as well as the restoration of Lambton Castle and the creation of public footpaths opened up for walks.
Andrew Somerville, sales director at Miller Homes North East, said: “For us at Miller Homes it’s truly special being able to give people the chance to move into the incredible setting that is Lambton Park.
“It is unlike any of our developments in the North East, from its history to the unique style of homes. Seeing the first buyers in their new home is a huge milestone and we wish them many happy years there.”