Tolent handover new £12m luxury later living development in Jesmond

Pegasus Jesmond Assembly is a new £12m luxury later living complex that will soon welcome new homeowners after contractor Tolent handed the project over last month.

Built on the site of the former Newcastle High School for Girls, the building offers 63 high-end apartments that are exclusively for people over 60.

Developed by Pegasus, part of Lifestory, and designed by award-winning architects Faulkner-Browns, the development also includes shared communal facilities, with an owners lounge and first floor podium gardens, setting a new standard of what constitutes an exceptional ‘later living’ community.

Taking inspiration from its location on Eskdale Terrace which sits in the heart of the Brandling Village Conservation Area and South Jesmond Conservation Area, the design of the new scheme embodies the history, character and personality of the location, mirroring the look of the traditional Victorian terraces that surrounds it, whilst creating a vibrant residential scheme.

David Thompson, regional director for Tolent, said: “This was a flagship development for our client, and their first community north of Manchester, so it was important that we were able to deliver their vision for this project.

“Despite the construction and logistical challenges we have faced due to the ongoing pandemic, the team have handed over a fantastic project to a delighted client, and we hope the new homeowners moving in will be very happy here.”

Pegasus was founded in 2012 to improve the options for people wanting to enjoy the best of life and live in comfort. Through the creation of fantastic homes and strong communities, customers can pursue their passions and enhance their wellbeing. Pegasus is part of Lifestory, which offers exceptional quality homes and services for customers at every stage of their life through their brands: Anthology, Pegasus and Renaissance.

Mike Gill, Regional Managing Director at Lifestory added: “Being our first community in the North East of England, Pegasus Jesmond Assembly is an exciting project for us and we are proud to be bringing these exceptional later living apartments to the region.  Despite the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic the Tolent team have done a great job in delivering Jesmond Assembly to the highest standard whilst adhering to tight safety measures.

“Jesmond Assembly has been designed to offer a sophisticated, contemporary and vibrant setting for socialising as well as a calm and relaxing environment in which to live. The community not only offers 63 stylish homes, but it also includes an owners’ lounge, a social kitchen and landscaped terrace. We’re looking forward to welcoming our first homeowners in March.”