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Mason Close, Upton

Starfish worked alongside Yorkshire Housing in order to deliver 31, 2 and 3 bedroom new homes in Upton that cater for the significant need for affordable, energy efficient new build homes in the area.

This Mason Close site in Upton was awarded to Starfish following a formal competitive tendering process. The site was brownfield land and there was a significant demand for sustainable, affordable housing in the area. Starfish needed to work closely with Yorkshire Housing to create an affordable new development scheme which provided aspirational kerb appeal.

The challenge was also to also deliver technical solutions, in particular those faced by providing an effective and efficient surface water drainage solution.

The budget for the site was £2.85 million, with work commencing in Spring 2015.

• To build affordable and sustainable housing in order to cater for the significant need
• To build a permeable road in order to address the surface water drainage limitations

These 31 two and three bedroom new homes were completed in October 2016 to client budget and programme, with:

• An effective permeable road to solve the surface drainage limitations
• 28 semi-detached properties, 3 detached properties
• A minimum of 10 applications received for each new build home
• Works completed with zero defects and the transitions of customers into their new homes were seamless

Martin Gerrelli, CEO, Starfish said:

“It has been a pleasure to work with Yorkshire Housing in the development of the 31-house scheme at Mason Close. Our partnership worked seamlessly to ensure that we have delivered a very high quality scheme that whilst designed as affordable homes would have comfortably fitted any tenure group including for outright sale. With 310 formal applications feedback from successful residents has been extremely high. Finally, the site had many challenges including sloping topography and the need for a permeable road. However, all matters were addressed collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure that the scheme was delivered efficiently and effectively. We look forward to working with the team at Yorkshire Housing again soon”.

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"Starfish has recently completed 31 affordable homes for Yorkshire Housing. Teamwork between the Starfish site team has contributed to providing an exemplary scheme where people are proud to live and call home. Starfish continue to show their commitment to customer service and quality during the first 12 months’ post-handover. We look forward to working with them again "

Diana Dickinson, Yorkshire Housing