A ground-breaking new vision for affordable homes to suit all generations is being put forward for Newcastle Helix - a 24-acre vibrant innovation district in Newcastle’s city centre.
The ‘Future Homes’ project aims to design and build a community of 66 homes on a site on Buckingham Street within easy walking distance of the city centre’s shops, cafes and restaurants.
The development has been conceived as an exemplar of sustainable urban housing, with flexible living space to suit residents’ changing needs. Homes will feature innovative concepts such as moveable partitions, so rooms and layout can be configured to suit the changing needs of different households.
The project involves developing three buildings, each with six to eight storeys, and the concept involves efficient construction using modular steel facades, with extensive communal landscaping and green roofs.