Consortium starts work on first of 4,000 homes in Hull

Work has started on the first of 4,000 homes being built in Hull as part of a half a billion pound development which will stretch over 13 years.

The project, which is being led by a consortium involving Hull City Council, Keepmoat Homes, Strata Homes, Home Group and commercial property specialists Priority Space, will see homes built throughout the city and parts of East Riding.

Councillor John Black, portfolio holder for council infrastructure, responsible for housing, said: “Securing partners to work with the council to deliver the most wide-spread housing regeneration programme in the city is a significant step forward for Hull and is great news.

“We along with our partners within the consortium are working hard to deliver a range of new high-quality homes to meet the needs of the residents of Hull.

“Not only does this programme provide the much-needed housing but also offers long-term training and job opportunities for our local and skilled workforce, which is crucial for a thriving city like Hull and part of our city plan ambitions.”

Construction has started on the foundations of 67 properties in Ganstead Grove in the Preston Road area of East Hull. The two- and three-bedroom houses will be owned by Hull City Council and available to local people looking for affordable rental properties.

Brian Ham, Home Group executive director of enterprise and development, said: “It’s very satisfying to see the first of 4,000 homes starting to be built. This project will significantly transform housing in Hull and the surrounding area. The mixture of homes for private sale, shared ownership and affordable rent will ensure that people in all segments of the property market have an opportunity to live in modern, energy efficient homes.

“The work the consortium is undertaking isn’t just about providing bricks and mortar. We aim to create thriving neighbourhoods and help to transform communities. The major investment will help to deliver jobs and training.”

The second phase of development is due to start in Summer 2016 and includes delivery of 350 homes of a planned 1,000 in East Hull and 750 homes of a planned 1,600 on a major site in North Hull.

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