Marley and Thornton Court, Kenton

Residential Regeneration Scheme in Newcastle upon Tyne

Marley and Thornton Court were completed in partnership with Keepmoat Construction in a bid to transform a failing housing block into contemporary housing for tenants in the city of Newcastle. The former blocks in Kenton were of a sub-standard quality and no longer offered fit-for-purpose accommodation to meet the needs of tenants. With the blocks seemingly contributing to anti social problems in the area, Blake Hopkinson successfully won the tender to transform the blocks as a priority project to kick-start regeneration in the area.

Blake Hopkinson Architecture designed a new scheme to create 74 new homes across two separate blocks delivering one and two bedroom apartments in a modern and secure environment. Marley and Thornton Court was a true partnership project between Castle Leazes Homes, Keepmoat Construction and Blake Hopkinson Architecture to develop this challenging location and produce a transformative residential scheme.

Marley and Thornton Court was a benchmark project for Your Homes Newcastle as one of the first of their managed projects to be constructed and handed over as a fully BIM compliant scheme. Blake Hopkinson Architecture led the wider project team in this initiative to educate partners and sub-contractors on the BIM process and ensure all data and information could be completed to the required standard. The data handed over as part of the scheme allows complete lifecycle management of buildings for a more concise valuation, repair, maintenance and budget scheduling process.