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Balne Lane, Wakefield

Starfish worked alongside Yorkshire Housing in order to complete 6 new homes in Wakefield in order to complete their 49 new build development scheme.

The Balne Lane site in Wakefield was being developed by Southdale when they went into administration. A total of 49 units were completed out of 55 planned.

This left 6 units left to be completed and Starfish Group was invited to submit a proposal for the site as we had been the lowest tenderer on another job for Yorkshire Housing.

Starfish Group were successful and started on site during July 2015.

• To use local a local supply chain to ensure the money invested in the site delivered the principles of the Social Value Act 2012 and deliver exceptional value for money.
• To finish the properties to ensure the whole site is completed to the highest quality standard.
• To take the existing plans and value engineer the site to be cost effective

The new build development was completed in January 2016 to Client Budget and programme.

• 6 social houses comprising 2 and 3 bed semi-detached houses with associated highway works.
• The development achieved Secured by Design status for Buildings and for Site.
• The properties meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
• The project was completed on time and on budget.

Martin Gerrelli, CEO, Starfish Group said:

“It was a great pleasure to be part of this scheme. We were delighted to hand over the properties to the new residents defect free and we look forward to helping Yorkshire Housing create more homes and communities where people want to live whilst ensuring we can grow the local economy through collaborative working with the provincial supply chain.”

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"Having been the lowest tenderer on another job for Yorkshire Housing Starfish stepped in to finish the remaining 6 units on a former Southdale Homes site. Starfish were happy to share risk and displayed a very positive ‘can do’ attitude which enabled the scheme to be re-started a mere 2 months after Southdale went administration. I have no hesitation in recommending them following this really positive experience."

Sue Thompson, Project Manager, Yorkshire Housing