Laying the foundations for the first new homes at City Fields

Regenerating the east side of the city, work has officially begun on first new homes at City Fields in Wakefield where 118 new homes will be built in the first phase of the project.

To celebrate the occasion Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of the Wakefield Council, joined the representatives from leading housebuilder Miller Homes.

Andrew Davies, Regional Operations Director for Miller Homes Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to welcome Councilor Box on site to mark this milestone in the City Fields scheme.

“This is a major long term development project which we are very excited to be involved in. As work on our scheme gets underway, we are very much looking forward to contributing to the transformation of the area and the creation of a new community through the provision of much needed high quality family homes.”

Cllr Peter Box CBE said: “This is a key moment in the ongoing regeneration of the City and our surrounding communities.

“City Fields is a major development that will not only create new homes and a new community but bring jobs and a boost to the local economy. The private sector housing investment in this site clearly demonstrates that Wakefield is a place where people want to live and work, and I look forward to seeing the transformation forge ahead.”

Miller Homes has planning approval for a total 500 new homes, starting the first phase with 118. Completions are anticipated to take place at the end of this year and so two of the five bedroom family houses will go on sale this summer.