Work starts on over 100 new affordable homes in Halifax

Esh has commenced work on a £13.5 million development on behalf of Together Housing Group.

Work is underway on the construction of 105 new family homes on the Beech Hill estate in Halifax.

The development includes a mix of two, three, four, and five-bedroom homes, which will be available for affordable rent via Together Housing Group. The project will also include a cycle route, landscaping, public open space, parking facilities, and infrastructure works.

Esh secured the contract via direct appointment through the Efficiency North Framework and will deliver the development in partnership with Watson Batty Architects, Alan Wood & Partners and CPC Project Services.

Stuart Leslie, Divisional Director at Esh Construction, said: “Having secured planning permission for the development in September 2020, we’re delighted to get underway with construction of these much-needed new homes and to be involved in the wider regeneration of the Beech Hill area, which has been ongoing for many years. Esh Construction is set to commence work on circa £50 million of new affordable homes across Yorkshire within the coming months, and the Beech Hill development is a fantastic project to add to our portfolio.”

Construction work has been ongoing in the Beech Hill area over the past two years to prepare the site for re-development, with the demolition of Westbrook Court, Blenheim Court and Cobden Court, which had previously lay derelict for over 10 years.

George Paterson, Director of Property Services at Together Housing Group, said: “This development has been a long time coming and we’ve had to overcome many challenges to get where we are today but we couldn’t have done it without creating the Calderdale Together Housing Partnership. I would like to pay tribute to the resident representatives who sit on the Beech Hill project board. Their feedback has been invaluable and has enabled us to maintain a strong dialogue with the community.

“This regeneration project is an excellent example of partnership working and we must thank Homes England and West Yorkshire Combined Authority for their support over the years, and I would finally also want to pay tribute to Calderdale Councillor Jenny Lynn who has worked tirelessly with us on this project for many years.”

This project will support the wider transformation of Calderdale and investment in its housing, transport, public spaces and businesses.

Cllr Scott Patient, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Resilience, said: “It’s fantastic to reach this key milestone in the transformation of Beech Hill. It’s thanks to some great partnership work and the support of residents.

“There’s a real need for good-quality, affordable homes, so we’re delighted to bring greater choice to our local families. The new homes will support our wider regeneration work and our Vision2024 for Calderdale and will contribute to our work to tackle climate change through their energy efficient features.”

The first residents are expected to move in November 2022 and the development is expected to be complete in August 2023.

Having secured planning permission for the development in September 2020, we’re delighted to get underway with construction of these much-needed new homes and to be involved in the wider regeneration of the Beech Hill area, which has been ongoing for many years. Esh Construction is set to commence work on circa £50 million of new affordable homes across Yorkshire within the coming months, and the Beech Hill development is a fantastic project to add to our portfolio.”

Stuart Leslie, Divisional Director at Esh Construction

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