Work is nearing completion on a housing development on the site of a former seafront hotel.
The former derelict High Point Hotel, in Whitley Bay has been replaced by 14 townhouses which are set to be finishing in the coming week.
The three, four and five-bedroom properties that make up High Point View – a joint venture between Aspire Care Group and North Tyneside Council – include ‘smart home’ innovatives with the first families due to move in this summer.
Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE was on hand to officially pen the new show home.
Anoop Puri, managing director of Aspire Care Group, said: “Since construction began in November 2016, we have been so excited about reaching the stage where we can welcome people in here to see what we have created.
“High Point View is a stunning development, even better in reality than I imagined during the many months and years of planning.
“We decided to open the show home with a traditional Hindu ceremony, involving the cracking of a coconut on the doorstep, designed to bring prosperity and success to the venture.
“We have had huge interest in the development.”
Mrs Redfearn said: “I was delighted to visit the High Point View development – the views looking across the sea towards St Mary’s Island are absolutely stunning.
“The homes are looking fabulous and have completely transformed what was an eyesore into a luxurious seafront development.”
“It has also been an excellent example of the council working in partnership with a private developer to deliver something truly first-class.
“This is another major step forward in our continuing efforts to breathe new life into the coastline as part of our Seafront Master Plan.”
Law firm Sintons, based in Newcastle, has handled the real estate development work from the outset, and is now through its dedicated residential development team handling the plot sales.
Alok Loomba, Partner in the Real Estate team at Sintons, said: “High Point View is a highly impressive residential development, brave in its design and outstanding in its quality.
“Great credit must be given to Anoop and North Tyneside Council for bringing such a scheme to reality.
“We are very pleased to have been able to support High Point View from the very beginning, from planning, through construction, and now into completing the plot sales.”
Find out more about the development at http://highpointview.co.uk/