Great Exhibition of the North

After a successful bid, 2018 saw NewcastleGateshead hosting the prestigious Great Exhibition of the North (GEOTN). We were delighted to be part of this celebration of art, design and innovation with our Gateshead Innovation Village.

The original North Exhibition was in 1929 and aimed to boost economy and quality of life in the North. Home Group, which was then named North East Housing Association, was formed in 1935 sharing the same aspirations. Rather than asking what progress has been made since then, we asked what the future of housing might look like, which has resulted in the pioneering Gateshead Innovation Village. 

Gateshead Innovation Village can be found just off the Get North Innovation walking trail. The development will comprise 41 homes for affordable rent, and house types will include volumetric, panelised and a small number of traditional builds. The first modular home is due to be delivered to the site in August.




We were also at the Great North Museum where we sponsored This Kingdom Called Home with a model of the Village which embraces the innovative spirit of Get North and showcased the layout and different types of modular homes on the site.