Burnholme, York, Custom Build Homes

Custom Build Homes (CBH) has been secured to act as the enabling organisation to support the delivery of custom build homes on a site in York, bringing a five plots to market, to launch in late spring 2022.

The homes are part of an 85-home net zero development on the site of the old Burnholme College site, Burnholme, York. City of York Council (CYC) is behind the scheme, which is part of its wider Housing Delivery Programme aimed at delivering 600 homes in new neighbourhoods designed to be green and healthy.

The scheme includes a mix of apartments and houses by Architects Mikhail Riches, and includes five serviced plots for detached custom homes available for local people to design and create their own home.

The contract comes off the back of the successful partnership between the two organisations on the delivery of the Lowfield Green site in York, where York Council included six serviced plots as part of a wider brownfield scheme. CBH expects that the plots will be availbable for sale  The project has recently been shortlisted for ‘Best Custom Build Development Project’ at The Build It Awards 2021, along with Custom Build Homes’ other project, Trinity Mews, in Durham.

John Baird, Enabling Manager at Custom Build Homes, said: “The development at Burnholme will create a unique and new community of housing. The high sustainability standards that are being implemented through the design will produce a great example of how new housing and places can be delivered.

“City of York Council have always been very proactive in creating a diverse supply of housing and it is encouraging to see this development include serviced building plots for custom-build. These plots present a great opportunity to design and create an energy efficient home within a well-designed place.”

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