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Duo receive work on mixed-use Copley Valley development

Taylor Wimpey is to build 149 homes for a mixed-use scheme in West Yorkshire.

The housebuilder was officially appointed by client Genr8 Developments for the residential element of the 12.1 ha Sowerby Bridge scheme in Copley Valley.

Outline planning permission for the scheme was granted in 2011 and Genr8 and Taylor Wimpey have now submitted a reserved matters application for the housing element.

The residential work, which consists of two, three and four-bedroom family housing and 28 apartments, is due to start late next year. The contract is understood to be worth about £15m.

Meanwhile, Genr8 has appointed Buckingham Group for the second and final phase of infrastructure works for the development.

This deal, worth in the region of £6m, will include significant earthworks and remediation, along with a highway link and flood defence works. Scottish civils firm I&H Brown completed the first phase of infrastructure works in 2012.

A further package of largely industrial construction work will be awarded next summer.

Calderdale Council leader Stephen Baines said: “This is a great example of a public and private sector partnership working together to bring real improvements to the community.

“The relief road will ease congestion and reduce journey times, boosting our local businesses and encouraging new businesses to relocate to the area, bringing additional employment. The scheme will also help unlock land for much needed local housing.”

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