Housing developer to build 113 new affordable homes in Menston

A housing developer is set to build 113 new affordable homes in Menston.

The development in Menston will include a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes.

These will be available for a mix of tenures including shared ownership, right to buy and affordable rent.

It will be delivered on behalf of Yorkshire Housing who manages more than 18,000 affordable and social rent homes, and is supported with Homes England funding.

Mike Brown, commercial director for Tolent and Andy Gamble, executive director growth and assets for Yorkshire Housing.

The £17.7million contract to build the new homes has been awarded to Tolent.

Commercial director for Tolent, Mike Brown, said: “This is a fantastic win for us and we’re delighted to be working with the team at Yorkshire Housing to deliver this flagship scheme.

“It’s a privilege to be involved in creating new, inclusive communities and we’ll also be delivering on our commitment to create employment and apprenticeship opportunities as well as engaging with local schools, colleges and universities.”

Director of development at Yorkshire Housing, Sian Grindley, said: “At Yorkshire Housing we’re passionate about building homes and communities that our customers are proud to live in and call home. Menston is a desirable location for many people and we’re proud to be able to offer a choice of homes at this site.

“We’re excited about what we’re doing with smart technology here, which will benefit both the customer and the environment. We’re looking at how we can use innovative products at every stage, from the construction method itself through to the technology that our customers will use and benefit from.

"This is the first site that we’re looking to use structurally insulated panels for the build and we’re also considering a number of different smart tech options for the finished homes. This will mean greater resident control and it’ll also make it easier for us to monitor the energy performance of our rental homes.

“Our progress means we can deliver more, much needed homes to the region and continue working towards our strategic priority of delivering 8,000 homes by 2030. We’re delighted that our hard work will give hundreds of people an opportunity to move into a high quality new home.”

Work is expected to start on site later this summer and is expected to complete in spring 2024.

Tolent announced its intentions to expand its housing division further into Yorkshire in 2020 and has recently won a string of new contracts in the area.

Contracts include a £2.6m project to create 14 affordable homes in Batley and a £4.1m job that will see 32 new homes delivered in Kirkbymoorside.