UK-based community regeneration and housebuilding company Keepmoat has started work on a mixed homes development project in Dinnington, Newcastle.
Newcastle City Council, Leazes Homes and Your Homes Newcastle are also involved in the £27m project.
Keepmoat will develop 133 two, three and four-bedroom residences, in addition to five bungalows dedicated to dementia care, 22 apartments for older people, four apartments for general needs and four bungalows for older people.
The new scheme aims to help the housing aspirations of several groups of people, including first time buyers, existing home owners and older people who are in need of support and care.
Keepmoat North East managing director Richard Bass said: "It is important that we remember the provision of more homes is not exclusively linked to the first time buyer market.
"We have a responsibility to offer bespoke choices for people at all stages of life and we are thrilled to be partnering with Leazes Homes, Your Homes Newcastle and the council to drive forward the ambitions for fairer housing in Newcastle."
The company has invested more than £186m in the Newcastle region over the last few years.
Leazes Homes chair Bill Midgley said: "As increasing numbers of people are diagnosed with a form of dementia, it is vital that we have relevant accommodation and services in place to help.
"We are particularly proud to be responding to the latest research around how design can support those living with this heartbreaking disease and hope to offer some comfort to those affected and their families."
Keepmoat recently started work on a homebuilding programme, which aims to redevelop areas in the London borough of Waltham Forest.
Image: Newcastle City Council, Leazes Homes and Your Homes Newcastle are also involved in the project. Photo: courtesy of Keepmoat.