PfP igloo are a major developer in the Ouseburn area. In 2012, the government housing agency Homes England and Newcastle City Council entered into an agreement for PfP igloo to develop a number of ex-industrial sites in the Ouseburn for residential-led regeneration. 

Between 2012 and 2013, PfP igloo held a series of consultations to discuss the potential of these future developments on these site. A summary of the community feedback has been produced by them and can be downloaded by clicking this link.  

Between 2014 and 2017, "The Malings” was built on the former ice factory site, a small development of seventy-six homes. In 2018 planning permission was granted for twenty-eight more homes with a ground floor for office space to be built on Lower Steenberg's Yard, next to the Toffee Factory. You can still view the information boards and images of the initial design work in this pdf file: Lower Steenbergs Yard - history and development of site and new scheme proposals. And you can view the final images of the scheme submitted for planning here: Lower Steenbergs Yard new scheme proposals v.2. The building of these homes and offices is scheduled to begin in June 2019.

The next phase of PfP igloo's development focuses on the sites around the mouth of the Ouseburn. They have recently produced this information to update people on their progress to date.  It is expected that this development will emerge over the next 5 years.

Join a site visit and talk for an update on these development sites - Malmo Quay, Spillers Wharf and the Glasshouses.

To give local people an update, a member of PfP igloo's team, Kate Percival from 22 Sheds, will be on site on the following dates. Kate will explain the work so far on the developments and share the initial thoughts from PfP igloo's team on how the sites might progress. It will be a talk and walk around the sites that will last no more than an hour.

  • Tuesday 14th 5.30pm
  • Saturday 18th 10.30am
  • Wednesday 22nd 12pm

Please email Kate if you plan to come along as she'd like to keep the groups small to make discussion easier. If there is a lot of interest, she will schedule some more sessions. If you would like to attend but have issues with accessibility, please get in touch with Kate.

Details of further site visits, information sessions and consultations will be published here and in the Ouseburn Trust Planning and Development e-newsletter. This consultation is expected to start early Summer 2019.

For updates on this development, sign up for the Ouseburn Trust e-newsletter  and tick that you’re interested in the Planning and Development Issues

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