WORK is underway on a new affordable housing estate being built on an area of scrubland in Bradford.

The 66 new homes, for the affordable rental market, are being built in Heaton. The new estate is to be called Chellow Heights.

The houses will be a mix of two and three-bedroom homes, with off-street parking.

They have been designed by Yorkshire firm Brewster Bye Architects and are being built by Yorkshire building company Strategic Team Group, who are developing the site for Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of new homes and supported housing services.

Almost half of the homes are set to be available within the next four months, with 28 available from March, and the project is expected to be completed by August.

Mark Henderson, director at Brewster Bye Architects, said: “Detailed and careful consideration was given to the layout of Chellow Heights so that the development not only respects the site and its surroundings, but also creates a high quality development ideal for families.

“With soft landscaping and tree planting to enhance and increase biodiversity, Chellow Heights will become an attractive and sustainable development of new homes which will complement and match the context and style of buildings locally in this area of Bradford.”

Access to the new estate will be via a new road off Hathaway Avenue.

Will Gardner, Home Group’s director of development, said: “This is an opportunity to work with key partners to deliver new affordable housing within Yorkshire, to help address the shortage, and contribute to our ambitious plans to build 10,000 new homes by 2021.

“This is the second of three phases in the regeneration scheme, having completed 58 homes on the adjacent site earlier last year.


“Home Group has a long-term investment in the local community, ensuring all our properties and associated communal areas are well managed throughout the lifetime of the development.”

Andrew Watson, from Strategic Team Group, said he was “confident the houses will be well-received by the local market”.

He said: “We are delighted to lead yet another Land Led Scheme for Home Group as part of our long-standing working partnership, involving valuable contributions from our framework architect, Brewster Bye Architects.

“This development will deliver much needed affordable homes.”