Ambitious building programme to start
New social housing will be built in the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire and Humberside as part of an ambitious programme to build 3,600 new homes over the next four years.
Social Housing landlord Sanctuary Group has asked Seddon Construction to build an initial 700 homes in the Midlands, and Keepmoat Yorkshire to build another 400 in Yorkshire and Humberside.
The Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Homes Programme released £500m for the project, of which around £90m has already been spent.
A new batch of sustainable social housing would be a welcome addition to the current market and hopefully begin to turn it upwards.
Peter Martin, Sanctuary's group director, said: "Creating employment opportunities is a key priority for Sanctuary, which is why we have selected partners that share our aims."
Martin Smithurst, managing director for Keepmoat Yorkshire, said: "We are delighted to be working with Sanctuary Housing once again on a project that will deliver much needed new homes in the northern region."
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