Avant Homes starts work on £21.8m Pontefract housing scheme

A Yorkshire housebuilder has started work on a £21.8 million development to deliver 89 new homes near Pontefract.

Avant Homes is developing the eight-acre site on Longwall Road, known as Prince’s Gate, which is situated just under 2.5 miles from the West Yorkshire town, and just over 11 miles from Wakefield.

Prince’s Gate will feature a selection of three- and four-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes across eight different housetypes.

Avant says that alongside its own homes, a selection of properties have been designated as “affordable” housing.

The first properties are scheduled to be completed by January 2020, with the showhomes opening in November this year.

Located on the former Prince of Wales Colliery, the site is the third parcel of land Avant Homes has acquired in Pontefract from land and property regeneration company Harworth Estates and the fourth development from the housebuilder in the town in the last four years.

“We’ve made a real investment in bringing new homes to Pontefract with a number of successful developments in recent years and I’m pleased that we’re able to continue that commitment to the town,” said Chris Coley, Avant Homes’ Yorkshire managing director.

“We’ve seen with previous developments that there is a real demand for high-quality homes that are designed for modern family living in Pontefract and we are expecting Prince’s Gate to be hugely popular with a wide variety of buyers.”

As well as bringing 89 new homes to the area, the company says the build programme will also create up to 110 jobs for local tradespeople and contractors over the next two years.



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