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Expanding local brickwork experts start work building 170 new homes on six-acre site in Leeds

Expanding local brickwork experts start work building 170 new homes on six-acre site in Leeds

Fast-growing Derbyshire brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork, has started work building new homes on a six-acre site in Leeds.

The now national firm, which set up just a decade ago in Belper, clinched the £2.4m contract to help create over 170 homes at Throstle Recreation Ground.

Phoenix Brickwork, which has offices in Pinxton, will spend the next 18 months bringing the £40m housing project to life in Leeds.

The new development is being built by Wates Construction Ltd on behalf of Leeds City Council. It will feature 100 two, three and four-bedroom homes, 60 apartments – complete with communal areas - a hair salon and roof garden and 17, one-bedroom bungalows for wheelchair users.

More than two hectares of land on the Throstle Recreation Ground will be kept as public green space for play and dog walking, landscaping, and sustainable drainage features to promote biodiversity. A community football pitch will also be created.

Operating from its Derbyshire and Northamptonshire offices, Phoenix Brickwork recently celebrated a ten-year trading milestone of £20m and recruited more members of staff to help the business branch out into London.

Christian Watson, Managing Director at Phoenix Brickwork, said:

“It is a pleasure to be involved in this important project for Leeds City Council working once again with Wates Construction. The project has created opportunity for local bricklayers and apprentices to join Phoenix whilst tackling the social housing shortage within the ever-growing city of Leeds.”

Noel Ryan, Regional Contracts Manager at Phoenix Brickwork, said:

“This is an exciting but challenging project, and our team is already working well to stay on schedule.

“In addition, the project is creating dozens of new jobs locally, which is great news for both the local labour market and Phoenix Brickwork. I look forward to seeing the development taking shape over the next few months.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Artist’s impressions courtesy of Watson Batty Architects

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