Esh Construction’s affordable housing division has successfully completed a £3.7m land led development of 32 affordable homes in Middleton, Leeds, with handovers completed in early November 2020.
Delivered on behalf of Yorkshire Housing, the development provides 28 houses and four apartments with a mix of two and three bedrooms for shared ownership and affordable rent tenures. With a design that integrates into the neighbouring properties and surroundings, the houses are arranged in semi-detached terraces and the apartments are in a two-storey block, all with parking facilities.
An existing road was upgraded to provide access into the estate and a footpath constructed to improve pedestrian safety.
Known as Bodmin Road, the development has been delivered in partnership with S+SA Architects and Clancy Consulting. Work got underway on the new homes in April 2019, following planning permission being approved by Leeds City Council to transform the site of two former care homes which were demolished in 2016.
Chris Hale, Estimating Director at Esh Construction, said: “Bodmin Road is a scheme which has been long in the making and marks the first land led development delivered by Esh within the Yorkshire region. The project is testament to a huge combined effort between our partners and the delivery team, from land acquisition to design and planning stages through to its construction.
“We’re delighted to have worked in partnership with Yorkshire Housing to deliver these much-needed, high quality affordable homes in Middleton and help address the shortage of affordable housing in the south west of Leeds.”
Sian Grindley, Head of Development at Yorkshire Housing said: “Quality housing delivered with a great team effort by Yorkshire Housing and Esh Construction at Bodmin In Leeds. We are really grateful to everyone who has played their part in getting the development to fruition. Centrally located in heart of Middleton in Leeds with a mix of tenures of shared ownership and affordable rent for us to provide homes for a range of customers such as first-time buyers, families and affordable rents to the community.
“We are really pleased to be able to build on our success at Bodmin and we hope this development, along with our other upcoming developments in West Yorkshire, can achieve the same standards and create a sense of community, which are key priorities for us. We are passionate about creating new communities and delivering quality affordable homes and we hope that this development will help towards achieving that goal and our strategic priority of delivering 8,000 new homes by 2030. We want to continue providing homes and communities where our customers are proud to live and call home.”
Bodmin Road is a scheme which has been long in the making and marks the first land led development delivered by Esh within the Yorkshire region. The project is testament to a huge combined effort between our partners and the delivery team, from land acquisition to design and planning stages through to its construction.”