Miller Homes Complete the Acquisition of 31 Acre Site from Northern Trust

Northern Trust Company Ltd is pleased to confirm that Miller Homes has completed the acquisition of 31 acres at their West Chirton (South) Industrial Estate in North Shields.

The site which forms part of the West Chirton (South) Industrial Estate sits on the southern part, and was characterised by large areas of vacant land. Northern Trust has retained the northern part for commercial use.

North Tyneside Council granted outline planning permission to Northern Trust back in 2017 to build up to 400 new homes, and subsequently appointed Knight Frank to facilitate the sale of the site. Miller Homes was selected as the preferred developer and a reserved matters application was approved last year for the building of 399 new homes in a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses, along with a proportion of affordable.

Stephen Glenn, Land Executive at Northern Trust commented: “We have worked closely with Miller Homes, Knight Frank and other key stakeholders in realising the future of this brownfield site which will bring further investment into the area for the benefit of the local community. The plans have already enabled us to reinvest into the commercial section of the site through refurbishment works to the existing units.”

Philip James, Associate Land Director at Miller Homes, said:  “We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of this parcel of land at West Chirton Industrial Estate.  Miller Homes has a strong track record in the North East and we look forward to bringing a range of much needed high quality new homes to the area.  Work is due to start on site imminently with a sales launch anticipated in the summer.”

James Platts, Partner at Knight Frank Newcastle, added: “Miller Homes have acquired a number of sites across the North East, from Knight Frank. I’m confident West Chirton will prove to be a very successful residential development. We were happy to act on behalf of Northern Trust.”

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