Hull housebuilder's biggest ever scheme underway
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 24 Jan 2019
A Hull housebuiilder is set to embark on its biggest single development by constructing 800 homes near Goole.
When complete, the £130m scheme by Beal Homes will cover a 73-acre site – the equivalent of 50 football pitches.
The company has now submitted detailed plans for the first phase of the development after outline approval for housing at the huge site north of Rawcliffe Road was granted three years ago.
About 2,500 people are expected to be employed working on the site during what is scheduled to be a 15-year project.
Beal Homes chief executive Richard Beal said: “We’re excited to have submitted detailed plans for the first phase of what will be a landmark development for our business.
“This will be the largest single development we have ever delivered and will make a major contribution to our ambitious growth strategy.
“We see Goole as an up-and-coming area enjoying substantial investment and economic growth. That stimulus is creating significant demand for high-quality new homes that this development aims to meet.”
Mr Beal said his company’s investment complemented recent commercial developments in the town, including plans by Siemens to build a new train assembly factory near Junction 36 on the M62.
“New highly skilled jobs and business opportunities are coming to Goole and we are providing the high-quality, contemporary homes needed for local families and people attracted to the area,” he said.
Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, the company is currently building 101 mews-style new homes as part of the £80m Fruit Market regeneration scheme in Hull and recently started work on a £15m scheme delivering 55 luxury homes in Beverley.
It has also secured detailed consent for a £60m development of 350 homes near Lincoln.
Mr Beal said: “I am pleased to report our growth shows no sign of slowing down.
“We have several major schemes in progress or in the pipeline and a healthy landbank to support the continuing development of the business and to contribute to meeting the critical need for new homes.
“While our capacity to deliver ever-larger schemes continues to grow, we certainly haven’t lost the human touch, attention to quality and focus on customer service that has served us so well.”