Improving our estates in 2021

Published 21 January 2021

We’re giving our estates a new lease of life and increasing their kerb appeal, to help us build better places for our residents despite the ongoing pandemic. The nature of the improvement works mean despite us entering into the third lockdown, our construction team can continue to work on these projects in order to improve the appearance of our estates for all local residents.  

The construction team has already completed work at the Monkhill estate in Pontefract worth £2.5 million and is just one of many schemes they’re working on across the district this year. Others projects that have already started include a regeneration scheme at Tombridge Crescent in Kinsley and a roofing scheme at Lindsay Avenue in Lupset.

Hawes Close in Airedale is a smaller environmental scheme with 18 properties that have all received new boundary fencing, landscaping and improved drainage. The street itself also was transformed with new tarmac on the road, drop kerbs, new footpaths and turf on the side verges.

Working alongside a new contractor, Alliance Group, the team delivered the project in 25 weeks.

Darren Davies, part of the site management team, said: “Even small sites like this one at Hawes Close really help to improve the look of our estates for everyone. The residents here were over the moon with how their homes and street looked following the works.”

Dave Hobbs, Site Manager – Improvements, added: “The team really pulled together on site despite the pandemic to deliver a fantastic result for our residents.”




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