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Community’s shining Beacon supported by local developer

Community’s shining Beacon supported by local developer

A partnership creating affordable new homes in Chester-le-Street, has stepped up to help transform a disused social club. Durham Villages Regeneration Partnership (DVRC) sourced and donated over £1,300 of materials to Heartwood Skills, the non-profit organisation behind the renovation of the former Whitehills Social Club, into a hub for the local community. DVRC, a partnership between Durham...

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Developing a reputation for care

Developing a reputation for care

Housing and regeneration specialist – Vistry Partnerships North East – is developing a reputation for projects in the care sector. Working with a number of major housing providers – and one of the region’s councils – the company will soon have six projects in development, from Teesside to Tyneside, with a combined investment value of almost £60 million. They will deliver over 400 homes,...

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New roles for North East development experts

New roles for North East development experts

A pair of North East development and construction specialists, who have led a business to record breaking expansion and success, have been rewarded for their efforts. Sean Egan, Managing Director with housebuilder and regeneration operation Vistry Partnerships North East, will take on a North of England Divisional Managing Director’s role covering the North East, North West and Yorkshire...

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Learning new skills on The Rise

Learning new skills on The Rise

The regeneration partnership building new homes in Scotswood has created two further apprenticeships. Owen Tierney, 17, from Fenham and Alex Walker, also 17, from Scotswood, have started work at New Tyne West Development Company’s, The Rise. They follow in the footsteps of the 15 apprentices to have already learned a new trade on the project. Apprentice joiner, Alex is developing his skills...

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Blue Star on The Rise after sponsorship deal

Blue Star on The Rise after sponsorship deal

A community football club has secured a sponsorship deal, ensuring its under 16 team ended up on ‘The Rise’. The young players from Newcastle Blue Star FC, visited sponsor, New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC), at The Rise development, in Scotswood. They witnessed how the regeneration partnership’s rejuvenation of the west end of Newcastle has mirrored the club’s own re-emergence. The...

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Sustainable supported housing plan for Teesside

Sustainable supported housing plan for Teesside

Plans for an innovative retirement village and supported housing development on the edge of Redcar have been submitted to Redcar and Cleveland Council. If approved, the scheme will see the construction of 75 homes designed for residents with a wide range of support needs, including adults over 55, residents with accessibility requirements and others with learning disabilities. The homes are to...

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North East’s ‘hidden’ engineering feat

North East’s ‘hidden’ engineering feat

North East’s ‘hidden’ engineering feat The North East is famous for its walls – Hadrian’s is probably the best known but various town and city walls across the region are also of great historic significance. Every year, millions of people visit them and marvel at the engineering skills displayed by their construction. However, a similarly impressive set of walls has been built in recent months...

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Minister impressed by multi tenure housing model

Minister impressed by multi tenure housing model

Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher, has been impressed by an innovative North East residential development. At the invitation of Redcar MP, Jacob Young, he visited Kirkleatham Green, in Redcar, to see the progress being made on a 375-home multi-tenure initiative. The project is being delivered by construction and regeneration specialist Vistry Partnerships North East in collaboration with...

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Property hits right note for pitch perfect twins

Property hits right note for pitch perfect twins

Talented twins that are pitch perfect with both a microphone and a football, have secured their dream property together. Redcar Athletic footballers and singing duo, Victoria and Amy Dodds, aged 26, have purchased their first house at Linden Homes’ Kirkleatham Green development in the town. The identical twins from Teesside, were able to purchase the three bedroomed Everleigh using the...

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Scotswood homebuilding on the rise

Scotswood homebuilding on the rise

Planning permission has been granted for a further phase at The Rise in Scotswood, allowing the pace of homebuilding to increase with at least 200 new homes to be constructed over the next two years. This approval follows the successful delivery of 382 new homes in the first phase of this exciting development by New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC). The uplift in construction is being...

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Top regulator leader joins property and metals business

Top regulator leader joins property and metals business

The former chief executive of the Britain’s nuclear safety regulator, Adriènne Kelbie CBE, has joined the board of the growing asset management operation - The 79th Group – as a Non-Executive Director. She brings over 25 years of leadership experience in high-profile public sector organisations, including community funding, local government, safeguarding and criminal records. Her most recent...

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Club building on firm foundations with sponsorship deal

Club building on firm foundations with sponsorship deal

A football club is starting its Northern League journey – the highest level at which it has ever played - on solid foundations, after securing a sponsorship deal with housebuilder Linden Homes. The Redcar Town FC senior team, founded just seven years ago, has been selected to join step six of the non-league pyramid and hopes to build on years of progress both on and off the pitch. The community...

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A stroke of genius!

A stroke of genius!

Despite the pandemic and temporary closure, a North East gallery is determined to see the bigger picture, making its 11th year in business the most successful to date. Founded in 2010, North East Art Collective was created to support regional artistic talent, devoting its gallery solely to exhibits inspired and reflecting the North East’s talent, culture and heritage. In May and June it...

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Picking up their heels for history trails

Picking up their heels for history trails

Would be west end walkers are dusting off their hiking boots in preparation for a series of post lock down history trails. As social distancing rules are finally fully relaxed, after more than 16 months, a group of volunteers are planning to invite local residents to enjoy a series of history trails around Scotswood – devised during the Covid-19 pandemic. The trails take in some of the area’s...

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Burying the past as lockdown ends

Burying the past as lockdown ends

A time capsule cataloguing the history of the pandemic for future generations has been buried as lockdown restrictions ease. Children from Rowlands Gill Primary School wanted to highlight how young people had been effected by the Covid-19 crisis. Filled with significant items such as hand sanitiser, face coverings and posters about covid safety – as well as video footage and photographs of...

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Big regeneration milestone for Sheffield

Big regeneration milestone for Sheffield

A regeneration partnership, which has created over 800 jobs, 75 apprenticeships and spent more than £80m with construction businesses in the South Yorkshire region, has completed its 1000th home. The four bedroomed property, at Sheffield Housing Company’s (SHC) Eclipse development in the Manor area of the city, marks a major milestone for the partnership which also has secured planning and is...

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Magnificent seven going the extra 79 miles

Magnificent seven going the extra 79 miles

Seven ‘speedy’ staff from a Southport based asset management company have each pledged to run, cycle or walk 79 miles this month (July) to raise funds for a local hospice. The magnificent seven, from The 79th Group, are seeking sponsorship for their efforts in support of Claire House Children’s Hospice in the Wirral, which helps seriously and terminally ill children and their families through...

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Table topping service for non-league club

Table topping service for non-league club

The donation of tables and display stands to a famous old football club has helped to kit out a shelter in memory of a much-loved supporter. The items, given to Bishop Auckland AFC by developer Linden Homes, enabled ‘Chef’s Shelter’ – named after Darren ‘Chef’ Cooke, who tragically passed away last year after a short, non-covid related illness – to provide table service drinks to socially...

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Housing plan is milestone for former colleagues

Housing plan is milestone for former colleagues

Plans for 73 new high quality homes in Sheffield will complete a memorable circle for two men involved in removing properties from the site over a decade ago. Steve Birch, then working with the council’s housing department, was involved with local Cllr. Tony Damms, in finding better homes for those living on the site. The 1950s pre-fabricated Malthouses homes, that once stood in Mansel Crescent,...

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Workhouse deal brings refurbishment closer

Workhouse deal brings refurbishment closer

The developer proposing an exciting regeneration of an historic Hexham site has acquired the plot, paving the way for a September start of construction work. The 79th Group’s plans for the town’s old workhouse have also captured the imagination of those in the market for a house move. Within weeks after announcing a refurbishment of the site, the developer has received over 50 sales enquiries...

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Fab four scoop construction awards

Fab four scoop construction awards

A North East regeneration specialist has secured four coveted awards for the quality of work on its developments this month. Vistry Partnerships North East’s Site Managers Sean Nugent, Gary Easton and John Flintoff have inspired their teams to create sites worthy of Premier Quality Recognition Awards – from Premier Guarantee. Whilst Chris Jamieson, also a Site Manager, has secured his third...

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Regeneration Specialist Forms New Partnership

Regeneration Specialist Forms New Partnership

A leading regeneration and housing specialist has formed a new partnership to support the development of 2,300 homes in South Yorkshire.  Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) has appointed Esh Construction to deliver a development at Parson Cross which has a construction value of £5.4 million.  A collection of 44 two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes will be built at three sites located on Buchanan...

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Firm’s ethics meet strict UN standards

Firm’s ethics meet strict UN standards

As it develops several gold mining concessions in West Africa, the UK based 79th Group has been accepted into a United Nations (UN) initiative designed to ensure the highest levels of corporate responsibility and accountability.  The company has pledged to adhere to the ‘Ten Principles’ of the UN Global Compact, which focuses on human rights – including worker’s rights and child labour – ethical...

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Developer continues to meet Durham’s housing need

Developer continues to meet Durham’s housing need

The success of a mixed tenure development in County Durham – designed to help meet local housing need - has paved the way for a second phase, more than three times bigger.  Bishops Park, delivered 99 new homes on an eight acre plot next to Auckland Park on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland.  Of these 49 were for private sale, 20 for shared ownership and the remaining 30 for affordable rent.  Now...

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Building materials start ‘cabin fervour’

Building materials start ‘cabin fervour’

The donation of construction materials to a Peterlee school will help students build skills while rescuing a vital campus cabin. Dene Academy runs construction classes, offering hands on learning experiences to students that help to hone useful techniques while engaging young people with the wider school curriculum. The donation of 2,000 bricks by Durham...

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Young imaginations to run wild!

Young imaginations to run wild!

Imaginations are running wild at a Darlington school, following the creation of a forest classroom. The 20ft by 10ft construction at Marchbank Free School - donated by Vistry Partnerships North East, with Tees Valley Joinery (TVJ) providing the base and erecting the classroom - will enhance outdoor teaching sessions. Features will include large double doors for wheelchair access and fully...

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Tapestry inspires pupils to record the Covid times in history

Tapestry inspires pupils to record the Covid times in history

Pupils at Rowlands Gill Primary School have been recording their own experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic, taking inspiration from an iconic relic from the middle ages. The idea to create their own version of the Bayeux Tapestry, was inspired by the donation of lengthy rolls of plotter machine paper by Vistry Partnerships North East, which is developing a site near the school. The famous 11th...

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Healthy donation ensures help continues

Healthy donation ensures help continues

The drive to encourage and support healthy living in Newcastle’s west end will continue for a further year with the backing of the development partnership behind The Rise. New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC) has pledged £10,000 to the initiative, run by community health charity, Healthworks. The donation will pay for eat well, move more, live longer sessions for adults and children; the...

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Firm’s ethics meet strict UN standards

Mersey firm to offer regulated gold investments

Gold mining and property business, The 79th Group, is moving to offer its backers regulated investment opportunities. The Southport headquartered operation, which has agreements to purchase several, verified working mines in the Siguiri region of Guinea, is working closely with experienced regulated advisors to form a Gibraltar Private Fund. The aim is to offer a fixed, above market rate return...

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Partnership’s key to success

Partnership’s key to success

A North East regeneration specialist, established 20 years ago to transform communities and economies in the Durham coalfields, has handed over the keys for its 2,000th property. Kate Shotton took ownership of the home at The Fell, Chester-le-Street, where Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC) is delivering 78, two, three and four bedroomed homes. She said: “It was quite a surprise to find...

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Vistry in line for major Wearside development

Vistry in line for major Wearside development

Vistry’s Partnerships North East division has been named as the preferred developer for a major Wearside residential project. Sunderland City Council’s cabinet is set to agree the deal when it meets next week, paving the way for the creation of a new 275 home neighbourhood on its civic centre site, which it will vacate later this year. The construction, housebuilding and regeneration specialist,...

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New developer for historic workhouse project

New developer for historic workhouse project

Proposals for the sensitive, £10 million redevelopment of Hexham’s historic Union Workhouse have progressed, with contracts exchanged for new developers to take on the project. The 79th Group, which has a sound track record of property developments all over the UK, will take on the ambitious venture through its 79th Luxury Living division, after negotiating a deal with the support of top 50 law...

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Developer’s tribute to veteran councillor

Developer’s tribute to veteran councillor

A North East regeneration specialist is ensuring that a late, local veteran councillor’s name will go down in history. Vistry Partnerships North East has named a street at its Hallside development at Mowden, Darlington after Cllr Bill Stenson, who passed away at the age of 92 in 2018. He dedicated more than 50 years to serving Darlington residents in the Mowden Ward, following his election in...

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Lockdown recruits feel right at home

Lockdown recruits feel right at home

The North’s lockdown restrictions have resulted in significant job losses, with the UK unemployment rate at its highest in three years. Proving there can be positives despite the pandemic, a local high end residential development company has recruited four new people who faced unemployment and furlough due to Covid-19. Sarah Carr, 34 and from Aughton, Liam Comer, 39 and from Liverpool, Elena...

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