Sheffield regeneration partnership completes its 1,000th home

Sheffield Housing Company has completed its 1,000th-ever home at its Eclipse development in the Manor area of Sheffield.
Sheffield Housing Company celebrate the completion of their 1,000th home along with reprsentatives from the City Council, Great Places and Keepmoat at the Eclipse development on Harborough Avenue.

The Sheffield regeneration partnership Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) has celebrated completing its 1,000 home.

The four-bedroomed property at SHC’s Eclipse development in the Manor area of the City marks a major milestone for the company, which was established in 2011.

The company has secured planning and is preparing to start construction on over 400 additional new homes in three of the city’s neighbourhoods.

358 of these homes will be in the Manor area, with 210 set to be built off Harborough Avenue, opposite the Eclipse Site; 47 at Corker Bottoms off Harborough Rise, and 101 at Pennine Village, off Manor Lane.

SHC will also build 35 new homes in Norfolk Park and 44 houses off Lytton Road in Parson Cross. The majority of the two- to four-bedroomed properties will be made available for private sale.

Steve Birch, interim project director at SHC, said: “Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, as a partnership we are incredibly pleased to have reached this major milestone on our tenth development site.

“It is testament to the hard work and commitment of all the teams involved that we are celebrating the completion of our 1000th home and we look forward to starting construction on five more sites in the coming months.”

SHC is a joint venture development company established by Sheffield City Council, private sector construction partner Keepmoat Homes and housing association Great Places Housing Group.

Since 2011 it has delivered homes for sale, shared ownership and affordable rent. It has also worked with Simple Life – part of Sigma Capital Group plc – and regeneration specialist ENGIE to provide properties for private rent.

In total the public-private partnership has created over 800 jobs, 75 apprenticeships and spent more than £80 million with construction businesses across the South Yorkshire region.

SHC aims to complete up to 2,300 homes on 23 sites by the end of 2025. Its current development programme has been backed by over £3 million in funding from Homes England and £1.5 million from Sheffield City Region.

Image: Representatives from SHC, Keepmoat Homes, Great Places, and Sheffield City Council celebrating SHC’s 1,000th home at SHC’s Eclipse development in Manor, Sheffield. Credit: SHC.

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