Yorkshire developer builds inaugural project

Yorkshire developer builds inaugural project

Bridge Homes, which was founded in 2014, has begun work on 30 new homes in Stanley, Wakefield.

Bridge Homes was founded in 2014 to ‘create quality spaces for living and develop areas with integrity’. Its inaugural project, St Swithins in Stanley near Wakefield, comprises 30 plots in eight designs, with a combination of two, three and four bedroom homes.

The brainchild of Bridge Homes, in conjunction with architects Spawforths, St Swithins has been designed to offer an alternative to large scale housing developments by creating a ‘village green’ concept.

Key stakeholders of Bridge Homes, the local authority (Wakefield Council) and Wakefield District Housing (WDH), joined forces to invest in the high quality homes to attract and encourage people to live and work in the Wakefield area. Providing a source of revenue which will be re-invested into Wakefield’s local services, the partnership offered an opportunity to consider quality of living, environmental benefits and long term impact on communities.

Joint Venture Manager at Bridge Homes, Rob Smith said, “We’ve taken great care to design homes and surroundings that create a community atmosphere, and planning permission has already been submitted for a similar second development. The partnership with the stakeholders has provided a unique proposition and paves the way for future housing projects.”

The showhome is due to be ready in April 2016, with full site completion expected by December 2016.

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