Fourth housebuilder announced at Yorkshire’s largest ever brownfield development

Published 14th March 2017 at 2:39pm

Sheffield City Region MIPIM 2017 sponsor and brownfield regeneration specialist Harworth Group Plc has sold its eighth parcel of residential development land at Waverley in Yorkshire to Avant Homes to build a further 61 homes at the development.  In addition, they will also reach practical completion on a number of directly developed units totalling 52,000 sq. ft at the end of March at the world-renowned Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).

Avant Homes plan to build a range of two to four bedroomed houses with a mixture of storey heights.

They become the fourth housebuilder at Waverley, following on from the homes built by Barratt Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Harron Homes.  Over 600 homes have been built at the development over the past four years. Waverley is Yorkshire’s largest-ever brownfield redevelopment, with Harworth delivering a new community of 3,890 homes alongside building out further space at the world-renowned Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) – home to world-class institutions including the University of Sheffield, Rolls-Royce and Boeing. Waverley is a great example of the ongoing urban regeneration within the Sheffield City Region. Waverley is ideally situated within the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID). Sheffield City Region is currently at MIPIM France showcasing our urban regeneration offering alongside AMID and Aero Centre Yorkshire.

Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive Officer of Harworth Group, said:

“These announcements underpin Waverley’s credentials as one of the North of England’s most successful and important brownfield redevelopments, which forms the cornerstone of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District.

“We are delighted to welcome Avant to Waverley.   Avant have a proven track record of delivering high-quality homes elsewhere in our portfolio and increasing the number of points of sale at the development matures the site – delivering further value and diversifying risk.

“Nearing practical completion of speculative units at the AMP also underpins our confidence in the site as a key advanced manufacturing hub for the UK, and we look forward to welcoming new tenants into these units once complete.”


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