Work will start shortly on a scheme to build eight bungalows on Beever Street in Goldthorpe – seven two-bedroom and one three-bedroom properties.
Barnsley Council has appointed NPS Barnsley as their main contractor. They will work closely with Berneslai Homes Construction Services and Barnsley College to provide training opportunities to their apprentices and students.
The site was previously occupied by 19 low demand terraced houses that have been demolished to continue the regeneration of this area of Goldthorpe.
A number of improvements have already been achieved in Goldthorpe through an integrated, multi-agency approach. These include clearance of the central area, public realm improvements and the new primary school.
The bungalows have open plan living areas with French doors to access a patio and rear garden. All have energy efficient gas central heating and high levels of insulation to keep running costs low. The bungalows have level access to the front and rear and wet rooms, making them particularly suitable for tenants with restricted mobility. Off street parking and additional visitors parking areas will reduce congestion on the street and the properties will improve the housing offer in this area of Goldthorpe.
To complement the new build project, the council will be renovating two of their existing terraced houses on the street. The council has also provided funding to a number of private owners to bring empty properties in the area back in to use.
The new bungalows will be owned by the council and managed by Berneslai Homes. Priority will be given to older people or those with a medical need for level access accommodation. They will be ready to let in spring 2019.
Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “These bungalows will be a welcome development in Goldthorpe, as well as offering Barnsley College students the opportunity to develop their skills."