The £6.2million transformation of the Stannington Nurseries and Birchwood Nurseries sites is under way.
Located on Station Road, the new homes at Nursery Gardens – as the scheme is to be called – will be developed by Northumberland-based housebuilder Willow Homes in partnership with Surgo Construction.
There will be a mix of nine property types at the site including two, three, four and five-bedroom two-storey homes.
Willow Homes’ representative, Bob Skelly, said: “We are delighted to be working with Surgo, which is one of the region’s most respected contractors with many years of house building experience to its credit.
“This is an area of the county where we believe there is great demand for high quality, well-built properties because of its proximity to Newcastle city centre and, more locally, to Morpeth.
“We are expecting strong demand for the houses at Nursery Gardens and I am confident that Surgo will do a great job for us in constructing the homes.”
The developer has appointed Keep Estate Agents as its selling agent. As part of the contract, it will have a presence on site once the marketing suite opens in a few weeks’ time.
Surgo Construction’s managing director, James Walker, said: “Residential development is a key strand of the work we undertake at Surgo.
“Our vast experience of house-building spans the social housing sector and private residential developments such as Nursery Gardens, as well as one-off homes built directly for the home owner.
“I am very much looking forward to developing our partnership with Willow Homes by working together on Nursery Gardens and future schemes.
“In the meantime, now that the adverse weather is hopefully behind us, we can get started on site.”