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£1.1m rural affordable housing boost for Kirklees

Published date : 7 January 2013

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has announced the first contract of Get Britain Building Round 2 programme with a loan investment of £1.17m to Heywood Homes to unlock an 18 home site in Brockholes, Holmfirth in rural Kirklees.

The two and three bedroom family and starter homes will be great news for local residents when completed in 2013/14 because they will provide much needed homes. 

The homes will be constructed using the latest timber frame technology  and the frames, roof trusses and floorings are all being made locally by Heywood Timber Engineering which is situated Halifax,  less than 15 miles away from the development.

Mark Harrington, Project Manager at the HCA said:

“It is satisfying to see how our investment of £1.17m is being spent to not only create homes but also support local businesses and help safeguard local employment. I look forward to visiting the site at The Cuttings, Brockholes to see progress after Christmas. Across Yorkshire GBB will be ensuring that our partners can provide over 1,500 new homes.”

Stewart Brown, Managing Director of Heywood Homes added:

"We are delighted to be partnering with the HCA to deliver these 18 homes in the desirable semi-rural village of Brockholes. We are committed to 'sustainable building techniques' and are pleased to be working with our sister company, Heywood Timber Engineering, who are an integral part of the manufacturing process and our overall green ethos."

Construction will start on the homes in January 2013, and the first ones are expected to be completed in the summer 2013.

Photo Caption: Stewart Brown from Heywood Homes, Mark Harrington from the HCA and Mark Mullarkey from Heywood Timber Engineering inspect the trusses being built for the homes.

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