Leading North East estate agency Urban BASE is celebrating a clutch of business wins to market and sell new homes developments across the region.

Most recently the agent was appointed by Banks Group to help launch its new dedicated regional housebuilding company.

Banks Homes is set to start work later this year on nine luxury homes in the centre of the prestigious Mount Oswald development after securing planning permission from Durham County Council.

The new development will include four four-bedroom and four five-bedroom houses along with a super-luxury six-bedroom property, which will be accessed directly from South Road via the 19th century gate houses at the entrance to the Mount Oswald estate, which will also be renovated as part of the project.

Jan Dale, director at Urban BASE, said: “Banks Homes is an amazing instruction for our team in Durham and one we are extremely proud to be appointed as their exclusive sales agent. The Banks Homes team are an incredible group of professionals who are focused on delivering a high-quality product for future homeowners and the region.”

Russ Hall, managing director at Banks Homes, said: “It felt entirely appropriate for Banks Homes to take on the development of these high-quality new homes as its first project and we’re excited to move forward with building them. This part of the Mount Oswald site offers us the opportunity to create some outstanding executive homes in an unrivalled location.”

This appointment for Urban BASE follows the agent’s success with establishing Chapter Homes for Durham County Council along with Centaurea Homes for South Tyneside Council.

Elsewhere, Urban BASE is supporting award nominated Forric Homes building quality bespoke homes is beautiful village locations. Jan and her team hve been supporting award-winning County Durham housebuilder Homes by Carlton, with the team successfully selling properties across all four live sites in County Durham and Tees Valley. Homes by Carlton, has in recent years successfully delivered 50 homes in Middleton St George, and 31 in rural Thorpe Thewles.

The agent is working in Jesmond with Oakapple Homes, and in the fashionable Ouseburn area of Newcastle with national developer PfP igloo, a relationship that has existed since the developer started investing in the North East in 2014. Urban BASE is looking forward to marketing the proposed iconic riverside scheme of Malmo Quay. Also in the Ouseburn, Urban BASE is supporting McIver Homes with 50 properties for rent in a stunning riverside location.

Jan Dale added: “We’re enjoying an incredibly busy period from our offices in Durham and Newcastle. The new homes market remains buoyant and demand for high-quality new homes in good locations is strong across the region.

“Our work with Sunderland City Council continues to be an incredibly exciting time. It’s fabulous to see this city evolve as we support the market-intelligence for the future housing and communities ahead.

“The future looks particularly bright, and we expect to organically grow, with development opportunities set to take us into Harrogate in North Yorkshire and even Cheshire.”

Urban BASE undertakes all aspects of residential sales, rentals, market appraisals (valuations), property management, marketing of land and new-housing developments.