Penshaw - a later living, specialist housing development

Our Newcastle Planning team have supported Vistry Partnerships in securing approval from Sunderland City Council, for a specialist housing development for older people in Penshaw.

The proposals will see an apartment complex specially geared to those aged over-55, with a total of 72 apartments being built on land south of Penshaw House and West of Greta Avenue, offering much-needed accommodation for older people in the area.

The development will include 44 one-bedroomed flats and 28 two-bedroomed apartments, all of which will be affordable, alongside a communal lounge and 52 car parking spaces, including disabled bays. Located on a site that is accessible to public transport supports future residents in having an independent lifestyle and Sunderland’s drive to promote sustainable travel.

The plans will also see a walled garden brought it back to its former glory, used as a communal garden for apartment residents, benefitting both the local environment and helping to foster community spirit.

Work to build the new apartment complex is due to begin later this year.

Project Details

  • 100% affordable, later living provision
  • 44 one-bedroomed flats
  • 28 two-bedroomed apartments
  • Communal lounge
  • Walled communal garden
  • 52 car parking spaces, including disabled bays

HIGH QUALITY, ACCESSIBLE APARTMENTS OF THIS TYPE AND SIZE WHICH CATER FOR THE NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY FEW AND FAR BETWEEN SO THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL HELP FULFIL A LARGELY UNMET NEED, PARTICULARLY SINCE THEY WILL BE AFFORDABLE HOMES.

Partner, James Hall