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Yorkshire Housing’s Sian Grindley and Diana Dickinson, with Tolent’s Chris Price and Steve Emmett.

 

Work’s started on 113 new affordable homes in popular Wharfedale village Menston.

Yorkshire-based contractor Tolent was awarded a £17.7m contract back in June. The team is now on site to deliver a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Supported by Homes England funding the development includes shared ownership and affordable rent homes.

The scheme will be constructed in two phases, with show homes set to open summer 2022.

Sian Grindley, director of development at Yorkshire Housing, said: “We’re really pleased work has started on site. We’re one step closer to being able to offer more than 100 families a high-quality new home which they can be proud of, in a sought-after area. It also brings us closer towards our target of delivering 8,000 new homes across Yorkshire by 2030.

“These new homes will use modern methods of construction as well as the latest technology to benefit both our customers and the environment. We’re looking at how we can use innovative products at every stage, from the construction method itself through to smart technology in the homes that our customers will benefit from.”

Tolent will use a mix of modern methods of construction, which will see some homes go from foundations to roof level in a week. These construction methods also make the homes more environmentally friendly and energy efficient, and reduce the carbon footprint of the development.

Chris Price, regional director for Tolent, said: “We’re passionate about creating high quality homes, delivered to suit the needs of those who need them most, so it’s great to be working with Yorkshire Housing who we know are creating some fantastic new communities across the region.”

“As well as delivering this flagship scheme, we’ll also be delivering on our commitment to create employment and apprenticeship opportunities as well as engaging with local schools, colleges and universities and building and supporting a local supply chain.”

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