Following a competitive tender process, Keepmoat and Strata have been jointly appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency as preferred developers for land at the Seacroft Hospital site, Leeds. The development will see the city’s suburb of Seacroft undergo a vast redevelopment of around 700 new homes.
Keepmoat and Strata are set to begin construction work on the £120m project in late 2015. The properties, which will be on the open market as well as available to purchase on the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, will be a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.
Keepmoat and Strata worked closely in partnership to secure the multi-million pound project. The Seacroft development will play an integral part in both companies’ plans to further expand into West Yorkshire in 2015 and beyond. All parties are committed to ensuring local communities and businesses share in the prosperity associated with this development and will ensure that hundreds of new local jobs and training opportunities are created.
Mark Knight, Regional Managing Director for Keepmoat Homes Yorkshire said:
“This momentous win for Keepmoat in West Yorkshire emphasises the strength of our house building and regeneration offerings. Public sector clients are confident in our ability to deliver on our plans, and we are reassured that investment in this part of the country will be beneficial to both local people, the community and the economy.”
Andrew Weaver, Chief Executive for Strata, said:
“We are delighted to be appointed on this landmark project. We are very much looking forward now to working closely with our partners in delivering a quality housing scheme that will herald a new and exciting chapter at Seacroft.”
Naomi Beckett, Area Manager for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) said:
“We know that Keepmoat and Strata will do an excellent job in building not just much needed new homes but will create a new community, turning public land that is surplus to requirements into a great place for people to live.”
Keepmoat and Strata are currently working together on a number of projects including the £250m Dominion development on Woodfield Way, Doncaster, which is also on HCA land. The first phase of the project is close to completion and includes 205 new homes. Additionally they are working with Home Group and Hull City Council to build over 4000 new homes across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.