New Custom Housing in York

Custom Build Homes (CBH) has been appointed as Enablers to deliver an allocation of custom build homes as part of a new 85-unit net zero development on the former Burnholme College site, in Burnholme, York.

The site, which is being developed by City of York Council (CYC) as part of a Housing Delivery Programme that will deliver 600 new homes across several “green and healthy neighbourhoods” will include a mix of apartments and houses designed by award winning Architects Mikhail Riches. As part of the mix, five serviced plots for detached custom homes will be made available to local people to design and create a place that suits.

CBH’s appointment by CYC to enable the delivery of the allocation comes on the back of their shared success at a previous development, Lowfield Green. This site saw six homebuyers offered the opportunity to design and create a bespoke home and has recently been shortlisted for Best Custom Build Development Project at The Build It Awards 2021.

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.

He added: “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 custombuild. These plots present a great opportunity to design and create an energy efficient home within a well-designed place.”