Work starts to deliver 38 new affordable homes in Wakefield

Published 1 March 2021

WDH, working with Esh Construction, is redeveloping two of its former independent living schemes to provide 38 new affordable homes in Wakefield.

The two developments, known as Greenhill Road and Colin Barnaby Court, will see an overall investment of £5.5 million and will be delivered by Esh Construction.

The existing two-storey flats and garages at Greenhill Road have been demolished and work has started to build 14 new two and three-bedroom homes, which will be available for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Located just three miles apart, planning approval has been given for the transformation of Colin Barnaby Court. Along with the demolition of the vacant independent living scheme a new access road into the development will be built and the 24 new homes will also be available for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Sue Young, WDH’s Executive Director of Investment, said: “Development and providing high quality homes is a key part of our business. We are delighted to be providing more new homes for our customers across the district, both for rent and for sale with shared ownership.

“These schemes will provide more energy efficient accommodation than previously situated on the sites and will enhance the Wakefield area, attracting more families and professionals, offering a range of modern living options for prospective customers and tenants close to the city centre and its excellent transport links.”

WDH has worked alongside Homes England to bring the schemes to fruition with combined funding of £1.2 million being granted.

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