Keepmoat to deliver final phase of Allerton Bywater housing project in UK

4 September 2013 (Last Updated September 4th, 2013 18:30)

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Keepmoat as the preferred developer for the last phase of its £30m Allerton Bywater Development housing scheme at Park Lane in Yorkshire, UK.

Allerton Bywater housing project

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Keepmoat as the preferred developer for the last phase of its £30m Allerton Bywater Development housing scheme at Park Lane in Allerton Bywater, Yorkshire, UK.

Under the contract, Keepmoat will develop 162 two, three and four-bedroom homes for sale, 29 two-bedroom apartments, and three and four-bedroom homes for affordable rent.

The deal also requires Keepmoat to develop 30,000ft² of commercial space, which will be situated on Park Lane.

All the energy-efficient facilities will be developed as per new government standards.

HCA said the area has seen significant redevelopment since the closure of Allerton Bywater’s coalmine in 1992.

The Allerton Bywater Millennium Community Development was established in 2006 and since then, the HCA, working in partnership with selected developers, has delivered a regeneration scheme that includes the development of 520 new homes and the improvement of local facilities and services.

Plans also include a new class room for the local primary school, refurbishment of the Miners Welfare Hall, a multi-use games area and a playground for younger children.

The development of the last three phases is the final part of the scheme, which has helped to transform a brownfield site.

HCA area manager Naomi Beckett said, "These new homes, which Keepmoat will build around homezones, will complete the scheme and ensure that the homes at Allerton Bywater have all been built to the original design code and meet the same very high standards."

Plans are scheduled to be submitted to Leeds City Council in October 2013 and, if approved, work is expected to begin in May 2014 and take five years to complete.

Keepmoat Homes Yorkshire managing director Mark Knight said, "This is a major regeneration scheme for the area and with over 70 years of experience in transforming communities into vibrant and desirable places to live, we are in a unique position to help complete the development of this scheme."


Image: The project will feature 520 new homes and improved local facilities. Photo: Courtesy of Homes and Communities Agency.