THE completion of eight new bungalows in Barnsley was celebrated by Berneslai Homes and the local council.
The new council properties on Beever Street in the Goldthorpe area of Barnsley were built with older people and those with mobility issues in mind.
The homes consist of seven two-bedroom, three person bungalows, and one three-bedroom five person bungalow. They replaced 19 privately owned terraced properties that were demolished in April 2018.
“We’re delighted to see the completion of these high-quality properties, which have been specifically designed and built to meet the needs of our residents,” said Matt Gladstone, Barnsley Council’s executive director of place.
“The council is committed to providing more and better homes across the borough, working with our partners NPS Barnsley and Berneslai Homes. This is another successful project that will increase our housing offer in this area of Goldthorpe.”
Helen Jaggar, Berneslai Homes’ chief executive, added: “These new council homes are modern and affordable and I’m really pleased that we’re able to provide more social housing for the community of Goldthorpe and I hope the new residents will be proud to live here as we are with the final result.”
All the bungalows have been built to ‘secured by design’ standards and have high insulation and an efficient heating system to assist tenants to manage energy use and reduce the risk of fuel poverty.
Berneslai Homes Construction Services were appointed as a main sub-contractor for works including roof coverings, bathroom and kitchen installation and central heating. Additional features include level access to front and back doors, open plan kitchen/ dining/ and living area, wetroom shower and adjoining properties benefit from an increase in off road parking provision.
Lead contractor was NPS Barnsley. The company’s managing director, Karen Temple said: “As Barnsley Council’s design and construction partner, we’re delighted to be developing quality new build rented houses in Goldthorpe that improve the range of homes available locally.
“The scheme has also provided invaluable site and traditional build experience for NPS Barnsley and Berneslai Homes trade and technical apprentices.”
Main Image: New bungalows at Beever Street, Barnsley (from left to right): Daniel Squires, apprentice quantity surveyor, NPS Barnsley; Rob Young, associate director of construction, NPS Barnsley; Kevin Rowe, clerk of works, NPS Barnsley; Sara Scholes, project manager, Barnsley Council; Sarah Cartwright, group lead housing growth, Barnsley Council; Stephen Davis, director of assets, regeneration and construction, Berneslai Homes; Karen Temple, managing director, NPS Barnsley; Andy Gray, associate director, NPS Barnsley; and Helen Jaggar, chief executive, Berneslai Homes