• 04 June 2021
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14 new affordable homes are underway in Batley as contractor Tolent begin work on site for Kirklees Council.

Howley Walk and Corfe Close are former disused garage sites that will now be transformed to deliver seven, two-bed homes on each site, all of which are for affordable rent.

Contractor Tolent who has regional bases across the North East and Yorkshire, was awarded the £2.6m contract in March and will deliver the scheme in less than a year.

Chris Price, regional director for Tolent, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the team at Kirklees Council to deliver these much needed, quality homes.

“We have an exemplar track record as the contractor of choice when it comes to housing projects across the North East, and it’s fantastic that we’re now well on our way to building this same reputation across Yorkshire.”

Cathy Scott, Cabinet Member for Housing and Democracy, said: “I am really pleased to see construction start on this new build project of 14 affordable homes and demonstrates our intentions and investment in social housing.”

This contract win marks another significant milestone for Tolent, who announced its intentions to expand further into the Yorkshire area last year.

Since then, the contractor has won around £25m of work to deliver more than 150 new homes across the region.

Including work completed in 2020 and secured work into 2023, Tolent is set to deliver around 3,000 new homes covering both the private and public sector across the North East and Yorkshire.