Halifax-based housing specialist Southdale have been appointed as lead contractor to build 27 homes for affordable rent in a new £2.2m project in Barnsley.
The 21 two-bed houses and six three-bedroom homes will be available for general needs affordable rent and will be built to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes which aims to reduce both running costs and carbon emissions for each property.
Speaking about the development, Trudie McCormick, North East Region Managing Director at Southdale, said: “We are delighted to be involved in the project, which will have a positive impact in the area with the creation of affordable family homes.
“The scheme is an exciting and significant one as it is our first with Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association, and the team are looking forward to starting work on site very soon.”
The company was formed in 1988 consisting of a handful of staff based at their head office in Halifax and now employ more than 180 people and operate from a network of four regional centres developing 600 new homes in the last 12 months.
Lisa Pickard, Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be bringing these high-quality affordable homes to Barnsley.
“These properties are much-needed in the local area and will benefit from being both economical to run and having a low environmental impact.”