Multi million pound Banks
housing scheme gets off ground
NEW homes are starting to take shape at
a £2million housing development which will transform a derelict site in the
village of Banks, West Lancashire.
Manchester based Harbur Construction is building 29 new properties at the site
of the former St Stephen's Primary School on land off Hoole Lane.
The project, comprising 12, 2 bedroom and5, 3 bedroom houses, as well as
a block of 12, 1 bedroom flats, will regenerate the brownfield site which has
stood empty since the school closed 18 years ago.
Harbur Construction is building the scheme on behalf of TAC Developments for One
Vision Housing, which will make the homes available for affordable rent.
Richard Hutchinson, managing director at Harbur Construction, said:-
school that previously occupied the land relocated back in 1998, so the site has
become a real eye sore in the pursuing years. The development ends almost two
decades of uncertainty for local residents, not only helping to bring the land
back into use, but also boosting the provision of high quality affordable
housing in this area of West Lancashire. We're looking forward to bringing the
homes to life."
The properties have been designed sensitively to fit in with the architectural
style of the current housing neighbouring the site. All homes will feature fully turfed rear gardens, while a communal private garden will serve the
The scheme has been designed by Paddock Johnson Partnership and is expected to
be completed in February 2017.