Modo Bloc's Coxlodge scheme in Newcastle

North East developer Modo Bloc has secured planning permission to redevelop a disused, former retail site in Coxlodge, Newcastle.

Newcastle-based Modo Bloc aims to build six homes on the site of an old Co-op building on John Street, Coxlodge. Work is due to start on the £3.2m development in June.

Six modern townhouses will be designed to a premium specification, built using the latest materials to minimise their environmental impact. They will all feature their own garden terraces.

George Jenkins, MD of Modo Bloc, explained: “This is a small but exciting opportunity to build some modern, much needed homes in this suburb of Newcastle.

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“The site is currently an eyesore to the community, and this investment will breath fresh life into this abandoned site.

“Our consultation with local residents showed a real desire to demolish the dilapidated building and redevelop the site with smart, contemporary homes.”

Mr Jenkins added that local suppliers would be used and where possible local people would be recruited on site. The scheme will be delivered by Modo Bloc Construction eo ensure quality of build and better manage costs.

Elsewhere, Modo Bloc is currently well underway building seven design-led, four-storey townhouses at the Ropes, an exclusive development overlooking the Ouseburn Valley and River Tyne, Newcastle. This £4.2m development is due to be completed and marketed this May.

The ambitious developer has several big residential projects in the planning pipeline, including other sites in the Ouseburn and a large residential project on the outskirts of Durham.

Modo Bloc has a strong social responsibility agenda, collaborating closely with communities where its developments are located. The company is also supporting several local charities through its development work including the homelessness charity, Oasis Community Housing – supporting and housing a homeless person for every new house or two flats it sells this year.

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