Keepmoat's scheme is called Liberty Rise. Credit: Keepmoat

Keepmoat gets cracking in Hull

Work has started on a second development phase on Preston Road, East Hull, part of Hull’s citywide 15-year housing regeneration programme.

The redevelopment of the Preston Road regeneration area is being taken forward by the local authority’s long-term strategic development partnership KSHP, a consortium of housebuilders comprising Keepmoat, Strata Homes, Home Group and Priority Space.

The scheme is being supported by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s allocation of the Local Growth Fund, a Northern Powerhouse funding stream.

The entire site will deliver more than 500 new homes, replacing 514 dwellings regarded as no longer fit for purpose and in the process of being demolished.

Strata is already on site with 242 homes as part of the first phase. Keepmoat Homes, is delivering the next phase, with 168 new homes in the pipeline, of which a proportion will be social housing for rent and low-cost ownership.

A further 340 properties in the area have been refurbished, including energy efficiency improvement work. There is also new infrastructure and landscaping.

Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for housing, Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, said: “The housing-led regeneration in Hull is one of the most ambitious nationwide. Decent homes are vital to people’s health and wellbeing. We want our residents to live in well-built quality houses in attractive neighbourhoods, which meet their needs and, hopefully, their aspirations too.

“As well as proving new homes, the commitment by the partnership to providing local jobs for local people is already making a significant contribution to the sustainability of our regeneration areas.”

Ground has been broken at Liberty Rise. Credit: Shaun Flannery Photography

Keepmoat Yorkshire East’s regional managing director Daniel Crew said: “We’re thrilled to be continuing delivery under the Hull city-wide partnership to deliver quality, sustainable homes for the latest phase in this historic Hull regeneration project.

“More than 70% of Keepmoat developments are on former brownfield land, so we’re excited to get started on site and breathe new life into this former residential area.

“We’re also working with the Environment Agency to create a nature trail along Holderness Drain, where one of our urban nursery projects will grow plants, shrubs and trees that will then be planted along the path to create a butterfly haven.”

Keepmoat’s development is billed as Liberty Rise, and is located between Southcoates Lane and Marfleet Lane. It will offer homes of two, three and four bedrooms, three miles from the city centre.

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