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This page is intended to signpost you to the relevant documents regarding the new developments in the Lower Ouseburn Valley by Igloo and Carillion.
Update on the site - March 2013
Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the former Ice Factory and Heaney’s Coachworks site on the East side of the Ouseburn, facing Toffee Factory. The land was originally occupied as the original sites of Malings Pottery in Newcastle.
Building work commences next month for The Malings, that will provide a mix of 76 individual homes, including 3-storey four bedroom townhouses, 2-storey maisonettes, 1 bedroom apartments and distinctive 4-storey detached ‘tower houses’, along with some small commercial spaces along the river frontage and more than 150 secure cycle storage spaces. Prices are yet to be announced but are likely to range from £115,000 - £250,000.
The scheme is to be developed-out in 2013 -15 with homeowners moving in throughout 2014/15.
Designed by award-winning architects Cany Ash and Robert Sakula, the development is rich with distinctive features:
Every home, including the 1-bed flats, has its own front door onto the street.
Homes will be built with locally sourced brick and highly insulated construction (both thermal and acoustic) with high performance timber framed windows.
These are large homes with an emphasis on sustainable living.
Most homes have back gardens or roof gardens or balconies and the development has micro-allotments managed by and for residents.
The new neighbourhood is based in the Ouseburn Valley, famous for live music and great owner-managed pubs and venues, blending the area’s rich industrial heritage with the best of contemporary urban design by award winning architects, engineers, developers and builders
The Malings is one phase of a larger scale redevelopment programme that will invest over £50m into key sites running both sides of the Ouseburn at its mouth with The River Tyne on Newcastle’s Quayside.
For further information please go to http://www.igloo.uk.net/projects/newcastle-malings-ouseburn
The Malings is a development by Carillion Igloo Ltd, a joint venture company formed between Carillion plc and the Igloo Regeneration Partnership - building projects that are well designed, kinder to the environment and that create people-focused great places and have won awards that include:
Sustainable Client of the Year (UK Green Building Council 2009)
Regeneration Project of the Year (Estates Gazette Green Awards 2009)
Best New Public Space (London Planning Awards 2011)
Exceptional Support for the Community Land Trust Sector (CLT Network Awards 2012)
RIBA London Housing Award (Royal Institute of British Architects 2012)
Best Practice in the Built Environment (The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2012)
Development of the Year (Insider Wales Property Awards 2012)
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