Keepmoat Homes has begun initial preparatory works at the former Brodsworth Colliery site in Doncaster, building 342 new homes over the next eight years.
Working in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), initial works for the mixed tenure development have commenced following the Chancellor’s recent Budget announcement and focus on the delivery of new homes in the country.
The £45m ‘Skylarks Grange’ development will comprise a range of terrace, semi-detached and detached two, three and four bedroom homes.
The housebuilder said the scheme is being built to appeal to first time buyers, families and downsizers.
As well as providing new housing in Doncaster, the new development will deliver benefits for the wider community, including jobs and training opportunities.
Keepmoat Homes is pledging to maximise the use of local labour, ensuring people and businesses in the surrounding area are benefitting from the construction of the new development.
Chris Penn, operation director at Keepmoat Homes, said: “Brodsworth colliery is such an important part of Doncaster’s history that we’re delighted to be involved in its transformation.
“Local people have been hearing about the fantastic regeneration plans for the former colliery for some time, so it’s great to finally be starting on site and getting the wheels in motion for them to deliver a great new community for existing and new residents.”
Marie Kiddell, head of public land at the Homes and Communities Agency, added: “It is fantastic to see work starting at Brodsworth, where Keepmoat will make such a positive impact on the local community by providing homes, jobs and training opportunities.
“By providing a mix of house sizes and types as well as offering Help to Buy, the development will offer the greatest possible choice to local people.”