Historic Doncaster landmark set for regeneration
Date: December 7, 2017 16:30
Housebuilder, Keepmoat Homes has begun initial preparatory works at the former Brodsworth Colliery site in Doncaster, building 342 new homes over the next 8 years.
Working in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), initial works for the major mixed tenure development have come in a timely manner, following the Chancellor’s recent Budget announcement and focus on the delivery of new homes in the country.
The £45m (GDV) ‘Skylarks Grange’ development is within minutes of the A1, J38, to the North West of Doncaster and will comprise of a range of terrace, semi-detached and detached two, three and four bedroom homes, built to appeal to first time buyers, families and downsizers.
As well as providing much needed new housing in Doncaster, the new development will deliver significant benefits for the wider community, including jobs and training opportunities. Community engagement remains a priority for Keepmoat Homes which is pledging to maximise the use of local labour, ensuring people and businesses in the surrounding area are benefitting from the substantial investment.
Chris Penn, Operation Director at Keepmoat Homes, said:
“Brodsworth colliery is such an important part of Doncaster’s history that we’re delighted to be involved in its transformation. Local people have been hearing about the fantastic regeneration plans for the former colliery for some time, so it’s great to finally be starting on site and getting the wheels in motion for them to deliver a great new community for existing and new residents.”
Marie Kiddell, Head of Public Land at the Homes and Communities Agency said:
“It is fantastic to see work starting at Brodsworth, where Keepmoat will make such a positive impact on the local community by providing homes, jobs and training opportunities. “By providing a mix of house sizes and types as well as offering Hep to Buy, the development will offer the greatest possible choice to local people.”