Created 14th December 2018

A group of three experienced local businessmen have partnered to launch a house building firm, in a bid to bring new quality homes to Northumberland.

A group of three experienced local businessmen have partnered to launch a house building firm, in a bid to bring new quality homes to Northumberland.

Emerging company Northumberland Homes Ltd has announced its first project on Newgate Street, Morpeth, which will see the former Registry Office in Morpeth carefully transformed into luxury apartments, cottages and dormer bungalows.

Much of the property, parts of which were built in 1750 and is one of Morpeth’s oldest buildings, is Grade II listed. The company has pledged to maintain much of its original architecture during the renovations. Leading North East property firm Bradley Hall has been appointed to market the properties from its Morpeth operation.

Gary Herron, director at Northumberland Homes Ltd said: “Morpeth has maintained its position as one of the most popular market towns in the North East for many years, and it’s popularity continues to grow. It’s a great location which not only offers a range of popular amenities, but also has maintained its original architectural features.

“The site has a particularly interesting history, having played home to some of the areas most well-known families in the 18th and 19th centuries, acting as a school and latterly as the town’s Registry Office, until becoming unused in 2014.

“We will be sympathetically restoring the building to keep the rich depth of features of this historic property whilst at the same time creating beautiful, spacious modern apartments to live in. We have also created several luxurious bungalows all within what will be known as Northumberland Gardens.”

Founding partners Gary Herron, Michael Black and Peter Smith have pooled their expertise to create a professional and quality housebuilding practice in order to meet demand in the region. Gary has a background as a finance and marketing professional, Michael, specialises in, amongst other things, high end kitchens and bathrooms while Peter has a wealth of experience in working in construction for national housebuilders including Miller Homes.

The Old Registry includes mostly 2 bedroom properties. There is also one 3 bedroom duplex apartment and two 1 bedroom apartments. Northumberland Gardens also comprises four bungalows and cottages.

Matt Hoy, director of estate agency at Bradley Hall said: “Northumberland Homes Ltd is creating a number of outstanding quality new homes in a traditional setting. All apartments are spacious and incorporate high ceilings and many other traditional architectural features.

“Impressive views are to be had either over Newgate Street or the Garden areas – sometimes both. The bungalows have been created to blend with both the Grade II listed building and the surrounding properties.”

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