North East developer completes first site

A North East housing developer which has recently completed its first new-build residential project is now looking at further sites in the region on which it can build its bespoke homes.

Bradley Homes Ltd has completed a six-property project in Benton, North Tyneside, comprising five houses and an apartment, which are now set to go on the market to potential buyers.

The Benton Farm Mews development marks the first new build project for the Newcastle-based business, which aims to gain a foothold in the housing development market through this and future projects. Other developments in and around the Newcastle area are already being considered.

Bradley Homes has been founded by entrepreneur Tony Douglass, who is being supported in his venture by his father David, a retired solicitor well known in the region for his work in the housebuilding sector.

Brims Construction were appointed to carry out the construction of Benton Cottages, which has been developed on the site of property formerly owned by Newcastle University. Architects Pod, based at the Toffee Factory, designed the development.

Legal work was handled by Newcastle law firm Sintons, with residential property specialist Alan Harkness leading on the transaction.

Tony Douglass, of Bradley Homes, said: “There is a real resurgence in the housebuilding sector in the North East and beyond, and while there are a few dominant players in the industry, we believe we are well placed to gain a foothold in smaller bespoke developments.

“Benton Farm Mews is our first new-build development and the emphasis is on quality and bespoke design. We believe that is what sets us apart from the volume housebuilders, and are confident buyers will see that for themselves once our new properties are released onto the market.

“We are already considering our next project, and are looking at sites around the Newcastle area for future development.”

Alan Harkness, Consultant in the Real Estate team at Sintons who has worked with regional and national developers for over 30 years said: “Benton Farm Mews is a high-quality bespoke development which I am confident will be the first step in Bradley Homes building a strong presence and reputation in the North East.”

An open day is being held at Benton Farm Mews for potential buyers on June 13 and 14. The properties are being marketed by Bradley Hall’s Gosforth office.

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