Keepmoat will build 1,000 homes in Leeds after winning a £142m deal with the city council.
The housebuilder will start work in 2017 to deliver the homes on 13 brownfield sites, in partnership with Leeds City Council and housebuilder Strata.
Kentmere Approach pathway
The scheme, expected to complete in 2025, will provide the region with new affordable housing, while creating opportunities for apprenticeships and training placements for people in nearby communities.
Keepmoat operations director Ian Hoad said: “We’re thrilled to have been selected as chosen developer alongside Strata.
“With 95 per cent of our developments built on brownfield land we are perfectly placed to deliver this scheme, and working in partnership with Strata will allow us to accelerate the delivery of these new homes, with the target of achieving 150 properties per annum.”
Leeds City Council executive member for regeneration, transport and planning Richard Lewis said: “With a clear focus on redeveloping brownfield land first, we can lead the way in ensuring important new housing in Leeds is delivered.
Kentmere Approach road
“Using council land in a planned and co-ordinated way like this allows us to work with partners such as Keepmoat, Strata and others so that there is a supply of suitable, affordable, quality homes that meets needs now and in the future.”