Croft Goode helps bring new homes to Hull estate

Building work has started on a £5m affordable housing development that will bring 52 new homes to a former tower block site in Hull.

The homes, designed by Kirkham-based Croft Goode Architects for The Riverside Group and Hull City Council, will be built on the site of the former Bridgeman House tower block which was demolished in July 2012.

The one, two, and three-bedroom homes are designed to redress the balance of housing stock on the Orchard Park estate where currently there is an abundance of three and four bedroom properties. The homes will be made available for affordable rent.

David Croft, a director of Croft Goode Architects, said: “These new homes will address current and future housing needs for the Orchard Park area as a whole, and have been designed with the Welfare Reform changes in mind to provide some much needed one and two bedroom homes for individuals and smaller families.” Councillor John Black, Portfolio Holder for council infrastructure at Hull City Council, put the first spade in the ground on the site to mark the first new houses to be built on Orchard Park for 50 years. The project is expected to be completed in March 2015.