We want more people to live well through homes that are affordable, sustainable and Rooted in Community.
Just as trees tap the potential from developing deep roots so it is our hope that we can too, coming together across the North of Tyne to pool resources and skills that puts community at the heart of what we do, creating shared space that encourages the community to mix.
Space not just for residents but for the wider community. As we get to know each other better we are more likely to give and receive help. Research revealing that living in this way significantly reduces isolation and loneliness and improves our health and well-being. In the natural world, trees have an extended root system that taps into the roots of other trees, able to access water and nutrients from each other.
We have seen the community coming together in food banks, in community gardens, in community groceries from a heart of helping and supporting one another. This same heart has led to the flourishing of community led housing with 1000 homes built already and another 16,000 in the pipeline. It allows everyone in the community to be involved.
Everyone will have their own front door and space of their own... but with New Roots we will be better able to interconnect, be stronger together, and put down roots that will last.
Sustainable & affordable
Designed and built to enable residents to live according to one planet principles – well insulated & making the most of naturally available energy. With no developer profit and the benefit of significant voluntary contributions alongside the ability to attract grant funding
Bringing people together
Community led housing enables people to come together right from the start, getting to know each other as they work with architects in the layout and design of the homes they will live in. Neighbourhoods that are connected and linked by green spaces and not tarmac that is typically found elsewhere.
The pooling of resources
Pooled resources and skills helps keep costs down not only in design but also in construction. It also keeps future management and maintenance costs as low as possible, in contrast to what some have experienced where people do not have the same control over these arrangements.
Lower prices and higher environmental standards will also contribute to lower long-term costs since the current expectation is that energy costs will continue to rise in the long term. Our approach also prevents houses being sold on the open market so they can retain their affordability for future generations.