Wakefield House Builder Secures Major Public Sector Contract

Britcon has secured a £2m design and build contract to transform the site of a former derelict pub into council homes.  

The Wakefield based office of Britcon won the contract via tender process through YORBuild for Leeds City Council. This follows Britcon's earlier award of the expansion to Leed's Tropical World leisure attraction.

The development consists of a total of 1000 homes with 12 two bedroom apartments and 6 one bedroom apartments, with communal garden space, a lift and private parking.

Ian Chapman, regional contracts manager at Britcon, said:

“The objective of this project is to produce affordable, low maintenance, energy efficient and sustainable homes. We proposed a timber frame construction to meet the high energy, thermal, acoustic and air tight requirements to deliver well-engineered and comfortable accommodation.

“Public engagement is critical given the high density residential location and we will aim to meet key Employment and Skills Social Responsibility targets that we exceeded during the Tropical World Project.”

Britcon will start works on the project in September with an aim of completion by Summer 2016.