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New housing scheme planned for old pub

James Hopkinson (left) and Darren Blake on the site of former Brig Public House which is to be transformed into a mixed social housing development.

James Hopkinson (left) and Darren Blake on the site of former Brig Public House which is to be transformed into a mixed social housing development.

A local architects firm is helping draw up plans to improve part of North Shields.

Blake Hopkinson Architects is helping North Tyneside Council create a new mixed social housing development on the site of the former Brig Public House in Chirton Grange.

The North Shields firm has devised a scheme which will see the site of the old pub transformed in to 32 new build homes, comprising of houses, bungalows and apartments.

Plans for the scheme have now been passed and work is expected to start on site in the early autumn 2015 and completed in Autumn 2016.

Darren Blake, partner at Blake Hopkinson Architects, said: “It is great to be involved in a project here on our doorstep which we know will significantly enhance the lives of people living on the estate and attract new residents in to the area.

“It will be a really attractive small development which will meet the housing needs of a wide range of people and we have incorporated their mixed needs into the design.”

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and the environment, added: “This attractive development will provide affordable living for a variety of residents as well as enhance the local area.”

“It is great that a local North Shields-based firm of architects has been able to help turn our vision in to reality, designing a workable, appealing solution on the site of a former public house which was no longer an asset to the community.”

 

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