Last chance to buy at Bellway's landmark new development in Killingworth Last chance to buy at Bellway's landmark new development in Killingworth

Last chance to buy at Bellway’s landmark new development in Killingworth

All but 10 homes have now been sold at Bellway North East’s landmark new development on a former Ministry of Defence (MOD) site in Killingworth.

Once complete, Moorfields will feature a collection of 427 new homes on land off Whitehouse Drive.

The developer is delivering a range of three, four and five-bedroom houses for sale on derelict land formerly used as a depot by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).

All five-bedroom properties have been purchased and there are now just a selection of three and four-bedroom houses still to be reserved.

The Killingworth development hit the headlines after it featured on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, with Bellway giving away a £260,000 three-bedroom home on the site to a deserving local family.

The house was the biggest prize the prime-time show had ever offered and saw the programme become the most-watched TV show of 2020 at the time, with an average audience of 7.3 million and a peak of 8.4 million viewers.

Emma Chesterton, Sales Director at Bellway North East, said: “This represents the last chance for buyers to secure a top-quality new home on this very popular development on the outskirts of Newcastle. There are just six homes currently available, with a further four properties including the showhome due to be released onto the market soon.

“These homes are ideal for growing families, people downsizing after they have retired or their adult children have moved out and for buyers who need extra space to use for working from home. Bellway has been awarded five-star builder status for the sixth year in a row, which means that house-hunters can be reassured that the properties we are selling offer high specifications and a superb finish.” 

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As part of the planning agreement with North Tyneside Council, Bellway is contributing £683,000 to local schools, £120,000 towards road improvements, £61,000 to health facilities and £58,000 to local parks.

Emma said: “We are very proud of the fact that we have delivered hundreds of much-needed new homes to the local area and transformed a derelict brownfield site into a vibrant new community. In addition to this, our financial contributions of more than £900,000 to the local authority will provide a significant investment in local services and infrastructure for the benefit of new and existing residents.

“Moorfields is ideally located as it is just five miles from Newcastle city centre and has easy access to the A1 and A19. Families have been attracted here by the number of well-regarded schools nearby and the popular Lakeside Centre, which is just a five-minute drive away.”

Bellway has retained its five-star status with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) because more than 90 per cent of customers surveyed said they would recommend the housebuilder to a friend or family member.

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