Esh Construction secures £1.5m Newstead enabling works contract

An enabling scheme which will pave the way for over 200 new homes in Sheffield is set to commence early this year. 

Esh Construction has been appointed as the main contractor to carry out enabling works on the site of the Newstead general housing and older people’s independent living projects in Birley. 

In a contract worth £1.5 million, the steep site will undergo major earthworks to contour the site and create level platforms for the new developments. New access routes, footpaths and green corridor spaces will be constructed, and main drainage installed along with a large surface water attenuation tank.

The project was procured via the YORhub YORcivil2 framework and will be delivered on behalf of Sheffield City Council. Esh’s Construction Director, Steven Garrigan, said: “This scheme is among a number of recent contract awards which have boosted our civil engineering portfolio in the Yorkshire region, and we’re delighted to be once again working in partnership with Sheffield City Council. 

“This is a great opportunity for Esh to support the wider transformation programme underway on the Newstead site through our culture of employing local, procuring local and engaging local.”

The Newstead site in South East Sheffield is being developed by Sheffield City Council in collaboration with Peak Architects. Planning approval has been granted for 77 new family homes and a large-scale older people’s independent living project, contributing to the council’s approved Stock Increase Programme. 

Patrick Arends, Director at Peak Architects, added: “We are extremely excited to be working with Sheffield City Council and Esh in the provision of high-quality, affordable family living and delighted to be playing an integral role in the enhancement of this existing community.”

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