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Check out this unique new housing development at Ouseburn

Written by High Life North
Published 01.09.2020

Steenberg’s Yard at the Lower Ouseburn Valley is a unique new housing development coming to Newcastle, on course to be completed in summer 2021. 

The new development is right in the heart of an area which has frequently been recognised as one of the top places to live and visit in the UK, creating contemporary living spaces which also give a nod the history of Steenberg’s Yard.

Jan Dale, director of executive estate agent, Urban Base, which is selling the properties on the development said there had been a huge amount of enquiries since day one – and that has continued to grow in the last few months.

When completed, Steenberg’s Yard will offer 28 duplex two and three bedroomed homes, all with outdoor terraces.

“With the situation caused by coronavirus we have seen that people are looking for alternatives to city-centre living,” said Jan.

“And the appeal of Steenberg’s Yard is that it’s not only unique and exceptional but it’s right in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley which is such a fantastic place to be. It’s a community in its own right and I think that has become very important to people given what everyone has been through in the last few months. People want to stay close to home and these properties are so close to so many great local businesses, have fantastic views over the river and offer a really chilled lifestyle, which is now more important than ever.”

Steenberg’s Yard has been designed to make the most of natural light and space and has drawn its inspiration from local historic warehouses in the conservation area.

The Scandinavian styling also links back to the site’s history, with its namesake, Mr Richard Steenberg, moving to Newcastle from Denmark in the 1850s with the Jutland Steamship Company which imported timber from Scandinavia and exported grindstones to Denmark.

Steenberg started a warehousing business using the buildings on the site – which then became known as Lower Steenberg’s Yard.

Steenberg’s Yard was previously a cattle sanatorium which was demolished in 2005 and the site has been empty until work started on the new properties.

Further information about the development is available at

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