Kier to develop Sheffield’s £9m Castle College scheme
The Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Kier Partnership Homes as it preferred development partner for the Castle College site in Sheffield.
The £9m project will see the transformation of the 2.7ha former college site on the edge of the city centre into a new residential development. Kier will build 84 houses, a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, of which 25 will be allocated for affordable shared ownership and rent.
Kier has been working in partnership with the HCA, Sheffield City Council and stakeholders since its appointment to refine the designs and submit a planning application to enable work to start on site this spring. Following on from the community consultation in December, Kier expects to hear in March whether planning consent has been granted.
Kier Partnership Homes managing director Chris King said “We are excited that the scheme is in for planning and are confident of a positive outcome. The project team has worked in partnership throughout reinforcing our one-team approach to the regeneration programme for the HCA and Sheffield City Council.”
HCA project manager Tracy Gordon added: “A lot of hard work has gone into this scheme in order to accelerate the delivery of a high quality, desirable and affordable housing development, which will provide vital new homes once planning consent is achieved.”
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This article was published on 24 Jan 2013 (last updated on 24 Jan 2013).