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Soothill Lane, Batley

Starfish worked alongside Yorkshire Housing in order to deliver this new development, comprising of 38 new homes in Batley that cater for the significant need for affordable, energy efficient new build homes.

The Soothill site in Batley was formerly a disused cricket pitch. With significant demand for sustainable, affordable housing in the area, the community really needed to repurpose the land and to do this, the ground needed to be remediated for housing.

Additionally, the contractor who was due to commence the work had gone into administration before Starfish were selected by Yorkshire Housing.

The budget for the site was £3.25 million, with work commencing in Spring 2015.

• To build affordable and sustainable housing in order to cater for the significant need
• To remediate the ground for housing before works started
• To come up with a defined foundation strategy, utilising strip foundations, raft foundations and piling

These 38 new homes were completed in October 2016, to client budget and programme, including:

• 4 apartments with 2 bedrooms
• 34 semi-detached houses with 2 and 3 bedrooms
• Works completed with zero defects and an influx of housing applications

Martin Gerrelli, CEO, Starfish Group said:

“It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with Yorkshire Housing to take the 38-house scheme from concept through to completion. Feedback from Yorkshire Housing has been incredibly positive. Additionally, our zero-defect culture has helped to ensure that the new residents have had a hassle-free transition into their new homes. We look forward to working with Yorkshire Housing again soon.”

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"It is never easy to pick up where another Contractor has left off – Starfish provided a competitive price and took on completion of a 38-unit affordable rented scheme. I cannot fault their proactivity in resolving issues on site and liaising with statutory authorities to deliver another quality scheme to Yorkshire Housing"

Diana Dickinson, Yorkshire Housing