August 12, 2020

Work begins on the latest of four schemes to build 65 affordable homes across the North-West

Work has begun on the latest of four schemes that will see the delivery of 65 quality, affordable homes across the North-West in a contract worth a total of £6.2m. Liverpool-based construction and development company, Crossfield Group, is working with housing provider Onward, to create the apartments for the affordable rental sector in Widnes, Liverpool, Cheshire and Wirral.

This week saw groundbreaking take place at the largest of the four schemes, at Prenton Dell, Wirral. Crossfield Group, which has Construction, Living and Developments arms, will deliver 28 quality two-bedroom apartments in the project, which is worth £2.8m.

(L-R): Stuart Smallman, Project Manager at Onward Homes; Lin Powell, Head of Development at Onward Homes; Mike Macauley, Commercial Manager for Construction at Crossfield Group; Dave Guy, Project Manager at Crossfield Group; Craig Riley, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Crossfield Group

Also currently underway are projects to deliver 12 apartments in a £1.2m, three-storey development on Buckland Street, in Aigburth, Liverpool, whilst at Albert Road in Widnes a £1.2m project will see the demolition of a derelict former public house and the creation of 13 new apartments.  Groundbreaking is imminent on a scheme to create 12 apartments in a £1m project at Old Liberal in Winsford, also in partnership with Onward.

Crossfield Group will work to ensure that each of the projects deliver additional benefits to their respective local communities. This includes employing local people on site including those who have previously been unemployed, delivering educational sessions for schools and improving local public spaces.

David Cain, Director at Crossfield Group, says: “It’s vitally important that there are high quality homes available in the affordable rental sector and we are proud to be able to partner with Onward to deliver these much-needed apartments.

“Onward Homes is delivering some of the most innovative housing projects in the North West and we are pleased to be working alongside them to deliver these four excellent schemes.”

Onward Homes is a leading provider of quality, affordable homes for rent and sale in the North West. Lin Powell, Head of Development at Onward, says of the Prenton Dell development: “The scheme for 28 two bedroom apartments is part of our ongoing commitment to developing affordable homes in Wirral and is an example of successful partnering between Onward, Crossfield, Homes England and Wirral Borough Council.”

Established in 2012, Crossfield Group delivers construction projects in both the public and private sectors throughout the North-West.  The Group’s projects span education, health, residential and commercial sectors and it now directly employs more than 50 people with its core management team all from tier one contractor backgrounds.

David Cain continues: “Across our three divisions – Construction, Residential and Development – we are continuing to see significant expansion, which is testament to the skill, professionalism and growing reputation of our team.”