170 new jobs set to be created as part of £250m Sheffield housing scheme

The next phase of a £250 million housing development to build more than 400 homes will see the creation of around 170 jobs.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 11:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:17 pm
Keepmoat staff working on new homes.
Keepmoat staff working on new homes.

Phase two of Sheffield Housing Company’s ambitious scheme will involve the construction of a further 142 new homes at Norfolk Park and Fir Vale.

The newest developments are an extension at Cutler’s View, on land between Park Grange Road and Beeches Drive, where 83 homes, including nine apartments, will be constructed and on land adjacent to Fir Vale School playing fields, where 59 two to six bedroomed homes will be constructed.

Other work includes a further 122 family homes at the Brearley Forge site and a three storey, 24 apartment development at the former Park Grange residential home. There will also be 181 new homes at Harborough Avenue, Manor.

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The SHC is a partnership comprising of Sheffield City Council, developer Keepmoat and the Great Places housing association. The partnership has identified nine new apprentice and 11 further job opportunities needed as phase two work gets underway. In total, project leaders predict up to 80 new jobs and 69 apprenticeships will be created to complete the whole of phase two work. It will also push the value of contracts awarded to local support businesses to £22.5 million.

John Clephan, project director at SHC, said: “More housebuilding allows us to increase the number of local jobs and businesses that we support through the work that we do. SHC homes are larger than your average new build being built in the city, offering best value to buyers and those who rent.