Sharing the iconic Millennium Bridge to connect to Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead is a popular destination for homebuyers. Despite being on the outskirts of a major city, it doesn’t hide in its shadows. This town maintains its own identity - a busy hub with unique charm and a tight-knit community feel. 

New build houses in Gateshead

If you crave the countryside, an escape to the coastline or the energy of a vibrant city, Gateshead offers it all. Whether you’re a professional or retiree, a first-time buyer or looking for your next family home, Persimmon can help you find the perfect new build.

Living in Gateshead

Town life with green open spaces

The town offers an abundance of entertainment options for its residents. For one, it’s not far from the Metro Centre, one of Europe’s largest shopping and leisure complexes. In addition to its bustling retail scene, make sure to sample the food at one of its many quayside eateries, enjoy the lively nightlife. 

For a change of scenery or a slower pace, there are many local areas waiting to be explored. Calling this town home means you can take the family to the coast and enjoy the huge stretch of golden sand at the beach at South Shields. Following a short drive, you can enjoy the beautiful Northumberland coastline and countryside, too. There are countless lush open spaces for the perfect escape. In the heart of Gateshead lies Saltwell Park - 55 acres of tranquility to switch off and have some breathing space from busy town life.

Educational excellence

It is covered by excellent education institutions catering to different age groups, making it an ideal town for growing families to live in. With highly successful primary and secondary schools and colleges located in different areas, residents won’t need to travel far to receive an excellent education. Newcastle University and Northumbria University add a vibrant student life, creating a sought-after community and lively nightlife for young people.

Seamless connectivity

The Gateshead Interchange (the most active bus station in Tyne and Wear) serves the town well for the route into Newcastle and this busy corner of the North East. It’s also just 9 miles from Newcastle Airport, perfect for domestic and European flights, whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure.

Major roads like the A1 and A1(M) meet in town, linking London to Edinburgh. The A184 heads to Sunderland, whereas the A19 to Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough. The A692 takes you cross-country to Consett and the Pennines in the west. Train travel hasn’t been forgotten either, with Tyne and Wear Metro and national railway links.

Our new builds in Gateshead

Persimmon has new homes available across County Durham, including Hartlepool, Bishop Auckland and Durham. Take a look at our available developments and get in touch with our helpful customer services team to learn more.