Work has begun to create a new residential development in North Tyneside, regenerating a sought-after seafront site which was previously occupied by a derelict hotel.
The High Point View development of 14 townhouses is being built on the Promenade, in Whitley Bay, replacing the ‘eyesore’ High Point Hotel which was demolished earlier this year.
Work is now underway, with contractor Northern Bear Building Services Ltd on site with a view to completion in mid-2017. The project has been designed by Miller Partnership Architects. Law firm Sintons handled the real estate development and construction law matters on behalf of High Point View Ltd.
The properties, which are a mix of three, four and five bedrooms, all offer uninterrupted sea views with floor-to-ceiling balconies overlooking the Promenade. Each property will also be eco-friendly and include the latest automated technology to control heating and appliances.
In the few weeks the development has been marketed, developers have reported “significant” interest from potential buyers.
Anoop Puri, Managing Director of High Point View Ltd, said: “We have worked closely with North Tyneside Council to devise this residential scheme, which brings back into use a site which has blighted this beautiful seafront for years. This is a very exciting project to be part of, and compliments the wider regeneration of the shoreline in Whitley Bay.
“Already, we have had significant interest in this site, and we are confident that High Point View will become a highly sought-after address in North Tyneside.”
Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, said: “I’m really pleased to see the commencement of work at the High Point View site – these new family homes are much-needed and will give the area, which has been run-down for far too long, a huge boost.
“It’s such an exciting time at the coast with the various projects going on as part of our regeneration plans. These improvements will benefit everyone and it’s great to see these ideas becoming a reality.”