Work underway on 35 new homes in Barnsley

Esh Construction is working on behalf of Barnsley Council to deliver the scheme.

A ground-breaking ceremony has marked the start of £5.4 million development which will provide a mix of houses, bungalows and apartments in Barnsley.

The development, off St Michaels Avenue in Monk Bretton, will provide a mixture of homes for social rent, private sale and private rent.

Sixteen of the new properties will be low carbon, constructed with sustainable features and energy-saving technology such as air source heat pumps instead of mains gas.

Barnsley Council named Esh Construction as the appointed contractor after the scheme was procured through YORhub’s YORbuild2 framework.

Simon Woodward, Operations Director at Esh Construction, said: “Across our construction projects we aim to maximise the social and economic benefit for the local community. Throughout this scheme we will aim to procure a local supply chain, employ a local workforce and support community initiatives.

“We are delighted to commence work on the first new-build housing development Esh will deliver for Barnsley Council, marking a significant milestone in our growth across the Yorkshire region.”

The development was given the go-ahead by planners in December 2020 and will provide 24 two, three and four-bedroom houses, 7 two-bedroom bungalows, and 4 two-bedroom apartments. It forms part of the council’s housing strategy to increase the supply of affordable housing and private rented homes to deliver a diverse range of properties and tenures to help create sustainable communities.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Barnsley Council’s Cabinet spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “The government says that we must provide 21,524 new homes by 2033, and we’re dedicated to making sure our borough will have sustainable, quality housing, so you can live in the right house for you.

“I’m delighted we’re now able to get moving on these exciting new homes which will help us achieve that.”

Esh Construction will work in partnership with Jefferson Sheard Architects and MJM Consulting Engineers. It is expected the first new homes will be available for residents from Spring 2023.

Across our construction projects we aim to maximise the social and economic benefit for the local community. Throughout this scheme we will aim to procure a local supply chain, employ a local workforce and support community initiatives. We are delighted to commence work on the first new-build housing development Esh will deliver for Barnsley Council, marking a significant milestone in our growth across the Yorkshire region.”

Simon Woodward, Operations Director at Esh Construction

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