Yorkshire housebuilder Avant Homes has acquired a 17.5-acre parcel of land in Wakefield, where it plans to deliver 224 high-quality new homes, as part of the wider City Fields development.
Located close to the M1, proposals for the £60m development, which was formerly a power station, include a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.
The housing design mix will vary across Avant Homes’ Original housetype range and its new Bridge range, which has been specifically designed to bridge the market for aspirational and attainable homes.
Avant Homes Yorkshire Managing Director, Rob Slocombe, said: “We’re very pleased to have secured this prime piece of land which will not only deliver innovative and design-led homes but will also bring a significant number of local jobs along with millions of pounds of investment into the region.
“There’s real demand for high-quality homes in the area, which this new development will provide. With its location just outside the city centre, proximity to Leeds and excellent transport links, we’re anticipating high levels of interest as we bring our widest choice of homes yet to West Yorkshire.”
Subject to planning permission, work is set to commence in July with the overall build expected to take three-and-a-half years. The show village will be completed by August and the first properties ready for occupation towards the end of 2019.
Based in Wakefield, Avant Homes Yorkshire is an operating company of the Avant Homes group, a leading private developer of residential property in the UK. It currently operates across 14 sites throughout Yorkshire, stretching from Godwin Vale in Stamford Bridge to Sorby Village in Sheffield.