Kier will build a total of 340 units over the next 18 months – 186 for open market sale and 154 affordable homes. All properties will be delivered to Code for Sustainable Homes level 3.
The £42m project is supported by grant funding through the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) Affordable Homes Programme 2015 and the multi-site regeneration scheme was procured through the HCA Delivery Partner Panel (DPP) framework.
Kier Partnership Homes managing director Chris King said: “We are delighted to have been awarded these schemes; our winning strategy included innovative funding solutions, combined with our ability to deliver affordable housing. The project team has demonstrated true collaboration, and overcome many issues to ensure that the client can proceed with this much needed regeneration to the local area.”
The locations of the schemes are Harrowby Road, Penine Way, Short Street, Somerfield Road and Wessex Close. Harrowby Road will be the first scheme on site, with the remaining four all starting by February 2014.