Avant Homes plans 224 new homes for Wakefield with £60m development

Yorkshire housebuilder Avant Homes has acquired a 17.5-acre parcel of land in Wakefield, where it plans to deliver 224 high-quality new homes, as part of the wider City Fields development.

Located just off the A6154 and close to the M1, proposals for the £60m development, which was formerly a power station, include a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

The housing design mix will vary across Avant Homes’ Original housetype range and its new Bridge range, which has been specifically designed to bridge the market for aspirational and attainable homes, offering greater choice and wider affordability to buyers.

Subject to planning permission, work is set to commence in July with the overall build expected to take three-and-a-half years. The show village will be completed by August and the first properties ready for occupation towards the end of 2019.

The development will take the number of sites currently under construction by Avant Homes in the region to 15 and will be the housebuilder’s largest to date in Wakefield. Avant Homes’ previous developments in Wakefield include The Gateway in the north east of the city and Redwood in the nearby village of Crigglestone.

Avant Homes Yorkshire managing director, Rob Slocombe, said:

“We’re very pleased to have secured this prime piece of land which will not only deliver innovative and design-led homes but will also bring a significant number of local jobs along with millions of pounds of investment into the region.

“There’s real demand for high-quality homes in the area, which this new development will provide. With its location just outside the city centre, proximity to Leeds and excellent transport links, we’re anticipating high levels of interest as we bring our widest choice of homes yet to West Yorkshire.”

Based in Wakefield, Avant Homes Yorkshire is an operating company of the Avant Homes group, one of the leading private developers of residential property in the UK. It currently operates across 14 sites throughout Yorkshire, stretching from Godwin Vale in Stamford Bridge to Sorby Village in Sheffield.

For the financial year to 30 April 2018, Avant Homes group posted both record revenue and operating profit numbers. Revenues increased 21 per cent year-on-year to £447m, whilst operating profits rose 43 per cent to £66m.