Leading North West-based building group Construction Partnership UK (CPUK Group) has been appointed to deliver a £6.6 million housing scheme on a brownfield site in Oldham.
The contract is the latest in a string of residential projects that Lancashire’s CPUK is working on across the North West as the region’s housebuilding sector continues to gather strength.
It will build 54 homes on the Wellyhole site for Hale-based House Crowd Developments, part of the multi award-winning House Crowd group of companies. It is its second negotiated project with the developer.
The scheme, off Wellyhole Street in the Lees area of the town, will include nine apartments and 45 two and three story properties which will be available for private sale.
The homes designed by Oldham architects Hall Needham Associates, will be built on the site of a demolished mill and a filled in millpond. CPUK will carry out remediation work before starting the construction phase.
CPUK has extensive experience in the residential sector, and has a growing number projects across the North of England.
It is also working for House Crowd on a 36-home residential development in Mossley in Tameside in a £5.3 million negotiated project.
And in a successfully negotiated £5.4 million contract with a repeat client, Newpark Group of Prestwich, CPUK is building 44 homes on redundant farmland off Crescent Road in Crumpsall.
The group is also on site in Hurst Green in the Ribble Valley, designing and building 30 new homes for Hillcrest Homes. It is CPUK’s fifth project with Hillcrest, the luxury homebuilding arm of Manchester based developer Nikal.
CPUK managing director Steve Burke says the Wellyhole project is an indication of the growing strength of the residential sector across the region.
He said: “It is fair to say the residential sector is buoyant. We’re continuing to see an increase in the number of homes being built across the region as developers rise to the challenge set by the government to step up the pace of housebuilding.
“The aim is to increase the number of homes built across the UK from 220,000 a year to 300,000. It’s an indication of the need to build that exists across the country.
“Buyer demand is also strong and the now well-established Help-to-Buy scheme has done a good job in both kick-starting and growing the market.
“It has helped people to both get on and move up the property ladder. All in all, the residential sector in the North West is in a good place with developers eager to start on sites.
“At Wellyhole we’ll be bringing a brownfield site back to life and creating much-needed quality homes for local people.”