Plans have been announced to transform the former Northumbria Police headquarters into 22 new North East homes.
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Plans revealed to transform police HQ into 22 new North East homes

Plans have been announced to transform a collection of listed buildings into 22 new North East homes.

Bellway North East has announced the plans for a site off North Road in Ponteland.

The site was previously the headquarters of the Northumbria Police, and will form part of a wider 275 home development being delivered by Bellway and Ashberry Homes.

The 23-hectare site was purchased by Bellway in 2018 for £21m, the proceeds of which are to be reinvested back into policing across the county.

With refurbishment work well underway, Bellway is expecting to release the homes onto the market in the coming months.

Chris Lawson, head of sales for Bellway North East, said: “This will be a rare opportunity for buyers to own a historic listed building which offers the comfort and convenience of a new build home.

“Given the site’s historical and architectural significance, we were mindful of the importance of preserving its proud heritage.

“As well as refurbishing the listed buildings to create new homes, we have also retained as much of the natural landscape as possible to ensure the unique character of the site is maintained.

“The layout of the existing site, with the properties grouped around a village green, lends itself perfectly to creating an attractive and well-designed new neighbourhood and that is why we were keen to make this the focal point of the new development.”

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