New homes development on site of Sting's former Northumberland school

A new housing development on the site of the school where musician Sting used to teach has been launched.

Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 5:03 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 5:03 pm

Ascent Homes is building 19 homes on the site of the former St Paul’s Roman Catholic First School in Cramlington, where Sting taught in his early 20’s.

St Paul’s Place, as the scheme is to be known, is a development of three and four bedroom semi-detached and detached new homes all for private sale.

Due to the high level of interest the scheme had generated since a pre-launch event in January, a sales centre has opened in Manor Walks Shopping Centre.

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The ‘Oak’ which is one of the property types on the site of St Paul's RC First School in Cramlington, where musician Sting used to teach.

Having evolved its property types based on popularity of design and layout together with feedback from buyers, Ascent Homes will build three of their standard house types - the Primrose, Holly and Oak.

Gillian Bell, head of sales and marketing, said: “St Paul’s Place is a great development for first-time buyers, families and professionals. It is set within good reach of local amenities, schools and the train station.

“We are absolutely delighted with the response we’ve received so far having secured two reservations already out of the 19 properties.

“The properties we are building on the site are homes we’ve already developed at our Ellington site so the interest and feedback has been phenomenal, the level of specification we offer as standard sets us a cut above the rest.

The Oak, one of the property types.

“Our in-house construction team is making great progress onsite, keeping the build schedule on track with the aim of having the first properties ready by August.”

Sting. Picture Tony Johnson.
The former St Paul's RC First School in Cramlington. Picture: Google