(l-r) Chartford Homes director, Matthew Fuller; site manager, Mark Bailey and Chartford Homes director, Neil Clark.
Leeds-headquartered house builder Chartford Homes has made a strong start to 2017 with work starting on a record number of new housing schemes.
Chartford has started work on four new niche sites in Leeds, building around 88 new homes for the West Yorkshire market valued at more than £27m and creating up to 100 new jobs for local construction workers.
The award-winning housebuilder specialises in regenerating one-to-four acre niche brownfield sites in sought-after locations, which are crucial to the UK meeting its housing allocation but are not targeted by large national house builders.
The new sites underway are 31 homes at Victoria Road, Headingley; 34 at Low Hall, Horsforth; 14 at Thornhill Road, Wortley; and nine at Elmete Lane, Roundhay.
All the schemes, previously the sites of a mill, a grammar school swimming baths and a care home, will deliver two to five bedroomed detached, and semi-detached homes, which are expected to be completed over the next 18 months.
Director Neil Clark said: “This is the largest number of schemes and variety of properties we have started at the same time, creating badly-needed homes for the West Yorkshire market and helping the region meet its national quota.
“This has been achieved through vigorous site identification giving us a strong ‘land bank’, a practical approach to planning and being prepared to regenerate often-difficult brownfield sites that would otherwise remain eyesores in local communities.
“Launching so many new homes simultaneously creates a valuable platform for our further growth and we continue to seek one to four acre sites in the Leeds suburbs which will suit our objective of providing quality homes on medium sized sites.”
Chartford Homes has completed over 22 schemes since its inception in 2000 with more than 420 new homes in towns, villages and suburbs including Alwoodley, Bingley, Farsley, Cookridge, Gildersome, Guiseley, Horsforth and Pudsey.