Keepmoat, which specialises in affordable housing, already has a strong presence in Yorkshire. It has its headquarters in Doncaster (Doncaster Rovers play at the Keepmoat Stadium) and an office in Wath-upon-Dearne, near Rotherham.
Ian Hoad, operations director for Keepmoat in Yorkshire, heads up the new Yorkshire West Homes division, which begins operations with 30 staff in Leeds. This is expected to rise to 45 within a year.
Ian Hoad said: “The day we opened the new office was the day we secured a landmark £142m project with Strata Homes to build around 1,000 new homes on brownfield land in Leeds. This further justified our belief that the demand for new homes is bigger than ever and it was the perfect start for our new team in Leeds.
As well as the major brownfield deal in Leeds, Keepmoat’s Yorkshire West team is preparing plans for new home schemes in Wakefield and Bradford, as well as delivering 501 homes on land at the Seacroft Hospital site in Leeds.
“We want to build on the successful partnerships that are already in place with local authorities and our presence in West Yorkshire demonstrates our commitment to the region,” Mr Hoad said.