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The design of the homes at The Rise as well as the proximity to all the amenities that Tyneside and the Tyne Valley has to offer makes it the perfect place to live.


The area’s ever diversifying economy offers employment opportunities in a wide range of jobs with leading industrial and business operations. Unrivalled transport links allow the commuter easy access into Newcastle city centre, Newcastle Business Park, Team Valley and further afield. The development of Science City and two thriving universities are creating opportunities for the 'genius' generation of tomorrow.

With several major hospitals in the area there are medical, support and administrative opportunities in the health service while 27% of the area’s jobs are in public administration and education.

The hospitality industry is also a major employer (23% of workers) and there is a thriving and growing IT and creative sector.  Retail too provides many employment opportunities.


Tyneside is famous for its vibrant social scene and there are music, theatre and cinema venues to suit all tastes – from international pop and rock stars to classical and contemporary genres and from Shakespeare to pantomime.

A wealth of cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants helped win Newcastle its reputation of being one of the world’s best party cities. 

There’s horse racing at Newcastle and Hexham and football fans can follow ‘The Toon’ at St James' Park, while there’s professional rugby union with Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.

On the route of Hadrian’s Wall, The Rise offers a wealth of historical sightseeing and walking and cycling opportunities which extend throughout Northumberland.


For those who like to shop till they drop, The Rise has everything on the doorstep. Newcastle City Centre boasts all the main high street brands as well as a range of specialist shops scattered among the beautiful Georgian city streets of Grainger Town.

Facing the site is Gateshead’s MetroCentre – the largest shopping and leisure complex in Europe which is home to dozens of leading high street names as well as free parking.

With a number of out of town retail centres and supermarkets within easy reach and Gateshead’s transformed town centre opening for business  

Health and fitness

There are a wealth of health and fitness centres close to The Rise and as you might expect in an area which is home to Britain’s biggest half marathon (the Great North Run), there are several well known harrier clubs.

With plenty of footpaths leading to riverside and woodland walks and cycleways, there is every opportunity to keep in shape – maybe to run the six mile Blaydon Race which passes the development on 9th June each year.

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