In April 2023 EN:Procure was delighted to see the handover of WDH’s Newport House scheme of 37 apartments for affordable rent, designed by architect Acanthus WSM procured through EN:Procure’s Consultancy framework and built by Caddick Construction, procured through EN:Procure’s New Build framework.
Built on the site of the former Pontefract Fire Station in Tanshelf, on one of the main gateways into Pontefract town centre, the scheme is testament to the benefits of early contractor involvement and consultant expertise from early concept, through planning and construction to completion, enabled through EN:Procure’s frameworks.
One of the first developments to be delivered as part of the Pontefract Masterplan to reconnect the area and deliver on the council’s vision, the scheme provides high quality affordable housing for more sustainable communities. Residents will benefit from great sustainable public transport links, being adjacent to Tanshelf Railway Station.
The scheme also provided 4 full-time training opportunities in partnership with EN:Able Futures.
Chris Collins-McKeown, Development Consultant. WDH, said, “Newport House is an excellent example of high quality, contemporary housing which reflects the industrial heritage of Pontefract. The scheme is part-funded by grants from Homes England and the Brownfield Housing Fund administered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. With the support of our funding partners, and by working closely with Acanthus WSM, Caddick Construction and the Council, we have been able to deliver this exceptional affordable housing scheme to meet residents’ needs.”