By Daniel Wood
The Yorkshire homebuilder Avant Homes has bought a 20-acre slot of land at the former St Luke’s Hospital site in Huddersfield.
Avant Homes Yorkshire currently operates across 14 sites throughout Yorkshire, stretching from The Lanes in Knaresborough to Sorby Village in Rotherham.
Kirklees Council granted planning permission for the development in April 2019.
The Avant development, called Fitzwilliam Grange, is located just off Blackmoorfoot Road and there is hope that it will revive the brownfield site, which has not been used for more than 8 years.
The site will consist of a total of 226 new homes and could potentially create up to 250 sales and construction jobs.
The project is a £58 million development and has been put in place to regenerate the town.
Avant will provide 16 different design-led house types across a range of two, three or four bedroom homes.
A total of 11 properties have been given designated ‘starter home’ prices, which shall offer affordable entry for first-time buyers. This allows a variety of options for potential property buyers and will hopefully bring in a diverse group of people within the area.
Avant Homes Yorkshire managing director, Chris Coley, said: “Fitzwilliam Grange is an exciting development for us, in a town which is undergoing significant regeneration.
“We are pleased to be bringing a brownfield site back into active use, providing the area with high-quality homes in this highly sustainable location.
“Offering fantastic views over the town, excellent nearby amenities and a wide range of our very latest house types. We’re expecting the development to prove extremely popular.”
The development of the first homes are due for completion in mid-2020 and are the showhomes are due to be unveiled in July, 2020. The rest of the homes will be completed within the next 5 years.
With the new homes and jobs becoming available in this area, it could see new life breathed into the brownfield site. This development will hopefully create a lot of excitement amongst the community and provide a better insight into the future of Huddersfield.