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Infrastructure works complete at Derbyshire development

Urban Group (York) Ltd is currently progressing infrastructure works as part of the £4.2million Buxton Road residential development in Chinley, which lies within the much sought after High Peaks area of Derbyshire.

The Urban construction team is delivering 25 homes for not-for-profit housing association, Johnnie Johnson Housing and is set to complete in spring 2024.

Once the development’s roads and sewer system has been installed, superstructure works will commence delivering a mix of two and three-bedroomed houses and two-bedroom apartments. The development will be complemented with high quality landscaping.

The 21 houses and four apartments on the 2.23 acre site were designed by Bowker Sadler Architecture, with funding support secured from Homes England and the local authority. The Urban construction team is helping Johnnie Johnson Housing deliver much-needed social housing in the area.

Rick Long, Head of Housing (Construction) at Urban Group, said: “Completion of the infrastructure works will be a significant milestone on the development as it means the hardest part of the project, the underground works, are now behind us. With some of the footings already in place, the apartments and houses will soon start to emerge.


“There is a dearth of affordable homes in the area, something which Johnnie Johnson Housing is seeking to rectify. We are delighted to be assisting them in bringing forward 25 environmentally efficient homes, particularly to such an exceptionally high quality design which will complement the site’s beautiful surroundings.” 


Stephanie Mason, Head of Development at Johnnie Johnson Housing said: “We are delighted to be working with Urban Group (York) limited and look forward to starting to see the homes coming out of the ground this spring. 


“When complete the development will provide over 25 individuals and families with high-quality affordable homes within the High Peaks of Derbyshire.”


As well as delivering new housing developments for local authorities and housing associations, Urban Group also provides decarbonisation options to propel properties up the crucial Energy Performance Certification bands. Its retro fitting measures include a wide range of services including damp mitigation, wall, cavity, floor and roof insulation, along with window, door and secondary glazing upgrades.

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