Phase 2 of Poplar Development completed for Yorkshire Housing

Published: 19th December 2013

Termrim Construction built the Poplar development in Huddersfield for Yorkshire Housing.
The final phase of the Yorkshire Housing Poplar development, a £1.6m complex of 15 stone-built one and two bedroom apartments, is now complete and ready for people to move in.

The development offers high-quality accommodation minutes from the centre of Huddersfield and has contributed to the regeneration of the Moldgreen area. The new flats complement Phase One of the development, which was completed in 2011, offering 37 one and two bedroom flats.

The Poplar development was built on the site of the derelict Poplar Gelder Estate tenements, which had been empty since the 1970s. It has breathed new life into an area which had become notorious for drug use and crime.

Eight of the new homes will provide much-needed social housing, and seven will be available to local working people through the Affordable Rent scheme at 80% of market rent value.

The apartments have been designed to be energy efficient to help keep down bills and have achieved Secured by Design accreditation, which means residents can be confident they are living in a secure home. The scheme was developed in partnership with Huddersfield-based Termrim Construction and Bowman Riley architects.

Termrim Construction Ltd Managing Director Graeme Bird said: “We are extremely pleased to have completed another building contract for Yorkshire Housing under our long-term partnership. We have now built 52 new homes on the Poplar Street site and as a Huddersfield-based contractor we have been able to employ significant amounts of local labour and suppliers, promoting high levels of economic regeneration and wealth retention in the Huddersfield area.”

The project received funding from the Homes and Communities Agency and was supported by Kirklees Council as part of a drive to offer more affordable accommodation to people living and working in Huddersfield.

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