‘The homes are much needed...’

Partners from the Excellent Homes for Life scheme mark the completion of the largest site to date - Flats on Kilpin Close in Heckmondwike. Colin Hill from Pinnacle PSG and Richard Vause from Wates talk with Cllr David Sheard. (D512E315)
Partners from the Excellent Homes for Life scheme mark the completion of the largest site to date - Flats on Kilpin Close in Heckmondwike. Colin Hill from Pinnacle PSG and Richard Vause from Wates talk with Cllr David Sheard. (D512E315)
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Forty new affordable homes are ready for letting in Heckmondwike, as the biggest of the Excellent Homes for Life sites to date is completed.

The homes, in Lobley Street, will be occupied by people on Kirklees’s housing register and should be fully occupied by the end of this month.

On Monday councillors met those involved with the scheme to look round the site, which is part of a Kirklees-wide scheme to build 466 new homes in the authority and hand over the keys to Pinnacle, who will manage and maintain the homes on behalf of the council.

Deputy council leader and Heckmondwike councillor David Sheard praised the quality of the homes, adding: “By the end of next year, 466 individuals and families will living in brand new affordable homes thanks to the Excellent Homes for Life scheme. These homes are much-needed and are being spread across the district, all with good access to bus links and local amenities.

“The homes in Lobley Street look great and I’m sure those who move in will be very happy here.”

Colin Hill, PFI project manager for Pinnacle PSG, added: “We look forward to welcoming over 40 new residents to Lobley Street and will be working closely with them to ensure we give them good quality places to live and tailor our services to ensure that their neighbourhoods thrive over the coming years.”

The scheme is a partnership between Kirklees and Regenter Excellent Homes for Life – a consortium of companies including Wates Living Space and John Laing.