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Saddleworth Close, Hull

Starfish worked alongside Riverside Housing Group in order to deliver 11 new social homes to socially enhance and economically develop North Bransholme in Hull.

The Brownfield site in North Bransholme, Hull was a magnet for anti-social behaviour and was not being used as an effective amenity space.

Consequently, the site was ideally placed for redevelopment given that the surrounding area had been developed with a mixture of new build properties following a successful housing retrofit scheme where we secured the 2013 Large Scale Housing Retrofit Project of the Year at the Sustainable Housing Awards.

The budget for the site was £1.35M and Starfish Group was appointed on the new build development, with work commencing April 2015.

• To use timber frame building methods to construct the properties.
• To remove the anti-social challenges of the site in constructing new sustainable homes.
• To build homes that are urgently needed that compliment the surrounding area and lift the kerb appeal of the community.

The new build development was finished in October 2015 to Client budget and programme.

• 5 x 2 bed semi-detached, 6 x 3 bed semi-detached new homes with associated highway works completed
• The new build development was completed with zero defects and delighted customers.
• Starfish had to co-ordinate the use of a 30-tonne crane on site, in order to lift the timber frame, cassette and roof structure from a 40ft articulated lorry.

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 The Riverside Group 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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"Starfish has worked well with us to deliver 11 new timber frame properties that have helped transform this small infill site and helped integrate this space back into the wider estate. The residents have moved in and are enjoying their new homes which are a welcome addition to the area and provide additional much needed affordable housing. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with Starfish again in the future."

Andrew Williamson, Development Manager, The Riverside Housing Group