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4,500 homes in pipeline
PlaceShapers’ 10 members in Yorkshire and Humberside plan to build almost 4,500 new homes by 2022, with many developments adding to local regeneration and jobs creation.
Among those soon to be finished is a £9million regeneration project in Scunthorpe which, as well as 41 homes, will have a community hub featuring a pre-school, cafe, meeting rooms, a youth zone, Post Office and enterprise zone. There will also be five shops including a pharmacy. Everything is being built by local contractors, which has also boosted local employment.
Ongo CEO Steve Hepworth said: “When PlaceShapers build, it’s about far more than homes. This project will really transform the Westcliff area of Scunthorpe and give the community something to be really proud of.
“We’ve worked with local residents and our partners to create a space that will benefit everyone and provide a much needed space to bring people together and provide the services they want and need. Whenever possible PlaceShapers will use local contractors which again keeps jobs and investment local.”
The data comes from We Build which shows that PlaceShapers - a national network of more than 100 community focused housing associations – will build 152,000 more homes by 2027. This almost doubles its own housebuilding output. In Yorkshire and Humberside the ten members have built 2872 homes since 2012 and plan to build 4470 by 2022.
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Another example of is the building programme of Leeds Federated Housing Association – 750 homes in the pipeline – featured in this video.