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The Malings, Newcastle

The Malings, named after Malings Pottery which was located on the site from 1800's, is a new highly sustainable, high quality residential scheme on brownfield land on the banks of the river Ouseburn in Newcastle. The development is a mix of houses with mixed tenure with some commercial units to provide space for local businesses and community uses

The Vision

To create a successful living neighbourhood. Sustainability is integral to the design, delivery and ongoing management of the development and this project will promote more sustainable ways of low-energy living with shared allotments, outdoor clothes drying, easy storage of cycles, recycling areas and ultra-fast broadband.

All homes will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 incorporating Passivehaus levels of airtightness and insulation with PV arrays on roofs. Homes will be built with locally sourced brick and high performance timber framed windows. Roofs will be green and brown with many providing outdoor amenity space for residents.

Our Role

We provided project management services and brought leadership skills, including cost leadership to the project. 

We also provided procurement advice and developed a unique procurement strategy which allowed the Development Director to take a step back and also ensured that the contractor was able to add maximum value to the scheme.

Phase 1 of the development comprises 76 houses and flats with two main residential types: the terraced house, generally three storeys high with a small garden behind; and a pair of maisonettes where one is stacked over the other to create four-storey units. The lower flat has a garden, the upper flat has a large terrace over the roof of the adjoining three-storey house.

Key Information

Carillion-igloo Ltd.
0.57 hectares
Ash Sakula Architects
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Structural Engineer:
M&E Engineer:
Max Fordham

Special Mention

The Malings won the prestigious Supreme Award in the Housing Design Awards in 2016, and a project award in 2013.