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Ground broken at Forge New Homes first site

Forge New Homes and Caddick Construction have officially started on the site of a new 98-home development, The Hedgerows in Pilsley, North Derbyshire.
The milestone was marked with an official ground-breaking ceremony at the seven-acre scheme situated near Clay Cross and Chesterfield, which is due for completion in summer 2023. The development will also offer 30 much-needed affordable housing and shared ownership homes within a mix of two, three- and four-bedroom properties, including bungalows.
The £12m project was made possible through the joint venture with five housing providers who all cover the Sheffield region, Together Housing, Great Places, The Guinness Partnership, South Yorkshire Housing Association and Yorkshire Housing. Combined, these housing associations own and manage over 150,000 homes across the UK.
Andy Beattie, Project Director at Forge New Homes, said, “We’re excited to have started on site at our landmark first scheme. This mix-tenure development will provide 98 high-quality much needed new homes in the area.
“Getting to this stage under the current circumstances has proved a challenge and is a real testament to the continued support and hard work of the partners and design team that has made this possible.”
Steve Close, Chief Executive of Together Housing and Chair of Forge New Homes, said: “It’s great news that The Hedgerows scheme is now underway and will make a significant contribution towards meeting the region’s housing needs, as well as providing affordable rent and shared ownership homes.
“All the partners are looking forward to seeing the development take shape with Caddick Construction leading on this high-quality build that will have such a positive impact on Pilsley.”
Peter Paige, Caddick Construction Project Manager for the scheme, said: “The Caddick team is delighted to be starting on The Hedgerows project that will provide high quality housing for both the private and affordable housing markets. Caddick Construction is probably more associated with building large commercial developments than homes, but our residential division has seen huge growth over the last 18 months and the Pilsley scheme is a perfect example of how co-operation between like-minded housing providers can make a real difference within local communities.”
Tony Stacey, Chief Executive of South Yorkshire Housing, said:

“We’re very pleased to see Forge New Homes starting work on this development, and it’s great to be working with our partners to increase the local supply of affordable homes. The 30 homes we’re acquiring for affordable rent and shared ownership will be lovely places to live.”

Forge New Homes is a relatively new entrant to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) housing market and is looking to work collaboratively with the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority and the nine local authorities, with site interests stretching from Bassetlaw, Derbyshire, up to Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Architects on the scheme were Manchester-based MPSL Planning & Design.

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Planning approved on Forge New Homes first site

Planning has been approved on Forge New Homes’ first site in Pilsley.

The group a partnership between five Sheffield housing providers, formed in September last year, has had approval to move forward with plans for a 98 home development in Pilsley, North East Derbyshire

The development, close to Clay Cross and Chesterfield, will be a mixture of bungalows, two, three and four bedroom homes for sale and two and three bedroom homes for shared ownership and affordable rent.

Forge New Homes is backed by five leading housing associations – Great Places Housing Group, Yorkshire Housing, Together Housing, South Yorkshire Housing Association and the Guinness Partnership. These housing associations own and manage 150,000 homes across the country.

Andy Beattie, Project Director at Forge New Homes, said: “We’re excited to have planning approved to move ahead with our landmark first scheme. This mix-tenure development will provide 98 high-quality much needed new homes in the area.

“Despite the challenges we’ve made considerable progress in our first year. The Company is working closely with both private and public sector organisations to bring new sites forward and heads of terms have been agreed on two further sites.”

Steve Close, Chief Executive of Together Housing and Chair of Forge New Homes, added: “We’re delighted to have the green light on our Pilsley site, our important first step in addressing our region’s housing need. Now planning is approved, we look forward to getting construction underway and making a difference.”

Forge New Homes is also keen to work in partnership with other public and private sector organisations to participate in project delivery.

Mr Close said: “We would welcome contact and discussions with any public or private sector organisation that can help us to access sites or otherwise help us with the delivery of new homes.”

Work is due to start on the new site in Spring 2021.

The Pilsley site is a key milestone for the joint venture between Together Housing Association, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Great Places Housing Group, Yorkshire Housing and the Guinness Partnership that is aiming to address the shortfall in housing in the Sheffield City Region.

The relatively new entrant to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) housing market is looking to work collaboratively with the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority and the nine local authorities in the region to deliver homes across all nine districts to meet the needs of the local communities.

The partnership is looking to acquire additional sites across the SCR for new housing development on a mixed tenure, commercial basis, including:

• South Yorkshire – Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley;
• Derbyshire – Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover and Derbyshire Dales;
• Nottinghamshire – Bassetlaw.

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ONLINE CONFERENCE – Sheffield City Region Development

On Friday 3rd July, Andy Beattie (Project Homes Director of Forge New Homes) is speaking at the Sheffield City Region Development online conference. 

The objective of the conference is to showcase the activities within the Sheffield City region and to look at some of the key developments taking place across the region. With Forge New Homes working collaboratively with Sheffield’s local authorities in the region, the organisation is key to meeting the needs of local communities. 

It’s an exciting time for the region and the conference will focus on driving economic growth within the Sheffield City Region – with future developments totalling £20bn+ set to be discussed!

The conference is a great opportunity for networking and will be hosting over 300 stakeholders and business decision makers for this virtual event . One not to be missed!

To register for the event please use this link:  https://www.built-environment-networking.com/event/sheffield-city-region-development-conference/#buy-tickets

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New Sheffield City Region Joint Venture submits planning on first site

Forge New Homes is set to make its first mark with a 98-home development in Pilsley.

The group, a recently formed partnership between five Sheffield housing providers, has exchanged contracts on its first site in Pilsley, North East Derbyshire.

Forge New Homes has submitted plans for the new homes on the seven-acre site, close to Clay Cross and Chesterfield.

This will be a mixture of bungalows, two, three and four bedroom homes for sale and two and three bedroom homes for shared ownership and affordable rent.

Forge New Homes is backed by five leading housing associations – Great Places Housing Group, Yorkshire Housing, Together Housing, South Yorkshire Housing Association and the Guinness Partnership. These housing associations own and manage 150,000 homes across the country.

Andy Beattie, Project Director at Forge New Homes, said: “We are excited to have exchanged contracts and submitted our first scheme into planning with North East Derbyshire District Council. This mix-tenure development will provide 98 high-quality much needed new homes in the area”.

“Completing this under the current circumstances has proved a challenge, and I would like to thank the partners and design team for their continued support and hard work that has made this possible”.

Steve Close, Chief Executive of Together Housing and Chair of Forge New Homes, added: “We are delighted to announce the exchange on the Pilsley site, which is the first key step in our work in to help address the region’s housing needs and we are looking forward to getting on with construction and really making a difference.”

Forge New Homes is also keen to work in partnership with other public and private sector organisations to participate in project delivery.

Mr Close said: “We would welcome contact and discussions with any public or private sector organisation that can help us to access sites or otherwise help us with the delivery of new homes.”

Subject to planning, work is due to start on the new site in Autumn 2020.

The Pilsley site is a key milestone for the joint venture between Together Housing Association, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Great Places Housing Group, Yorkshire Housing and the Guinness Partnership that is aiming to address the shortfall in housing in the Sheffield City Region.

The new entrant to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) housing market is looking to work collaboratively with the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority and the nine local authorities in the region to deliver homes across all nine districts to meet the needs of the local communities.

The partnership is looking to acquire additional sites across the SCR for new housing development on a mixed tenure, commercial basis, including:

South Yorkshire – Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley

Derbyshire – Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover and Derbyshire Dales;

Nottinghamshire – Bassetlaw

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New joint venture to address Sheffield City Region housing shortfall appoints project lead

New joint venture to address Sheffield City Region housing shortfall appoints project lead

Andy Beattie has been appointed as Project Homes Director of Forge New Homes, a new partnership between five Sheffield housing providers that is aiming to address the shortfall in housing.

Andy has over 19 years of experience working in a range of development, regeneration, investment and housing roles in the North West and Yorkshire regions.  He joins Forge New Homes from Sigma Capital where, as Regional Development Director he was responsible for delivering traditional family homes and low-rise apartments in the Build to Rent sector and spearheading the company’s growth into Yorkshire.

Andy will play a leading role in driving the new joint venture between Together Housing Association, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Great Places Housing Group, Yorkshire Housing and the Guinness Partnership.

The partnership is looking to invest to acquire sites for new housing development on a mixed tenure, commercial basis. It will also look to access sources of public sector grant funding, where available, and will raise funds to finance new housing developments in the City Region, these include:

  • South Yorkshire – Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley;
  • Derbyshire – Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover and Derbyshire Dales;
  • Nottinghamshire – Bassetlaw.

The new entrant to the Sheffield City Region housing market will work collaboratively with the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority and the nine local authorities in the region to deliver homes across all nine districts to meet the needs of the local communities. The company initially aims to develop at least 300 new homes each year but plans to grow quickly to at least 500 new homes annually.

Andy Beattie said:

“I really look forward to taking the opportunity to lead this exciting new venture. I hope to use my experience and industry insight to help tackle the challenges that the area faces and provide much-needed new homes in the Sheffield City Region.”

Commenting on Andy’s appointment, Steve Close, Chief Executive of Together Housing and Chair of Forge New Homes, said:

“We are really excited to welcome Andy on board. He brings with him 19 years of experience in the sector and an impressive track record in successfully delivering a wide range of development and regeneration projects. He will play a pivotal role in driving forward this new partnership that will deliver new homes that are so urgently needed in the City Region.

“The support for the partnership by the Combined Authority has been great and we have a real opportunity to help address the region’s housing needs beyond our affordable activity. This innovative and collaborative approach is also aligned to our social purpose and we are looking forward to getting on with construction and really making a difference.”

Forge New Homes is also keen to work in partnership with other public and private sector organisations to participate in project delivery. Steve Close continues:

“We would welcome contact and discussions with any public or private sector organisation that can help us to access sites or otherwise help us with the delivery of new homes”.

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