Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, has appointed Holmfirth-based housebuilder Conroy Brook as its preferred partner under its Small Sites Initiative (SSI) and the joint team’s first scheme has just secured planning permission.
Keyland Developments undertakes the redevelopment and regeneration of surplus and redundant Yorkshire Water operational sites for business and community use.
It regularly works in partnership with other organisations to identify the potential in sites, promote them through local development frameworks and obtain planning permission to undertake both commercial and residential schemes.
Conroy Brook outperformed fierce competition for the position of SSI partner to work alongside Keyland in delivering small development projects across the Yorkshire region and the joint venture team’s first housing project has just been given the green light in Sheffield.
Planning permission has been granted by Sheffield City Council for the development of five luxury homes on Carsick Hill Road in a Conservation Area within the leafy suburb of Carsick, west of Sheffield City Centre.
The former service reservoir became redundant following Yorkshire Water’s investment in Sheffield’s water supply network and Keyland was tasked with regenerating the site, which naturally lends itself to residential development due to its location.
Sheffield-based Axis Architecture has sensitively designed the natural stone and slate homes which will be traditionally built with a contemporary twist.
Work is scheduled to start in early summer 2013 creating the luxury four and five bedroomed homes with the first completions within a year.
Peter Garrett, Managing Director of Keyland Developments Ltd, said:
“When looking for a partner for this initiative, we undertook an extensive search from which Conroy Brook emerged head and shoulders above the competition.
“We wanted an established local firm with an excellent reputation for the professional delivery of quality developments and the craftsman-built homes that Conroy Brook creates are of the high calibre that Keyland has become known for delivering.
“We are looking forward to progressing with our first joint venture in Sheffield and are already looking at a number of opportunities to regenerate other redundant Yorkshire Water sites in line with the Company’s strategic business objectives.”
Conroy Brook has been awarded several major industry accolades in recent years and the established housebuilder credits the success of its award-winning portfolio of Yorkshire developments for securing the contract.
“This is a prestigious appointment for Conroy Brook and follows a strong operating period for us with our recent developments all receiving recognition within the industry. We are delighted to have been selected for this exciting role and are confident that this will be a solid partnership which will result in a legacy of notable developments across the region.”