Planning permission has been granted for Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction, part of The Calico Group, to commence work on a £5m redevelopment project in Burnley. This will enable the creation of 22x two and three bed houses and 12x apartments.
The area, based on Sycamore Avenue, Gannow, has laid derelict for a number of years and had been branded an eyesore by locals, while also attracting bouts of anti-social behaviour. The development will create a new neighbourhood and offer affordable quality homes for rent in a desirable area.
In redeveloping this site, which will benefit the wider local community, Ring Stones are looking to create energy efficient homes for the future using ethical and environmental standards of working.
Ring Stones pride themselves on supporting local suppliers and creating employment opportunities for both existing experienced construction workers and apprentices. In addition, Ring Stones will be providing training opportunities specifically for young people through the Government Kickstart Scheme.
James Macaree, Managing Director of Ring Stones, said, “This project is an exciting and rewarding venture for everyone involved. Not only are we set to rejuvenate an area of Burnley which has long needed attention, we are also going to be doing it in a way that benefits the community by keeping everything as local as possible – from the workforce to supplies.”
Details around the progress of this development will be announced in the coming months.