Completion celebrated at new city housing development

Homebuilder, Keepmoat, has marked completion of the City’s Reach development on the edge of Hull.

More than 130 two, three and four-bedroom homes have been delivered and are now occupied.

Of these, 9% were allocated as affordable to help the local authority and housing association provide rented accommodation, social housing and shared ownership options.

Daniel Crew, Yorkshire East MD at Keepmoat, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that all the homes have been sold at City’s Reach.

“The community that has been created is thriving and is a brilliant location, with good links to the City of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire’s stunning countryside.

“These homes were specifically  designed for first time buyers, growing families and downsizers, to best support more people onto the housing ladder.”

The developer adds that during the four-year construction process, City’s Reach has created 184 jobs locally and 11 apprenticeships. More than 60% of suppliers were sourced from the local region.

Keepmoat and Strata Homes are both part of the Citywide Consortium, a residential development collaboration with Hull City Council to deliver one of the city’s largest housing regeneration programmes.

The programme is due to bring over £500m worth of private investment to the area over a 13-year period, and will provide 4,000 mixed tenure homes, alongside employment opportunities for the community.

Ian Anderson, director of legal services and partnerships at Hull City Council, said: “New and stable communities are crucial to Hull’s redevelopment.

“Through housing-led regeneration we aim to meet our housing growth targets at the same time as providing quality new homes and creating neighbourhoods where people want to live.

“Furthermore, the new-build programme offers valuable training and employment opportunities for the local workforce.

“The city-wide consortium involving Keepmoat and Strata enables us to progress our objectives, and the City’s Reach completion makes a significant contribution.”

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