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New affordable housing contract

Symon Fraiser

Symon Fraiser

Construction company Hobson & Porter has secured a further contract to help alleviate the shortage of affordable Housing in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The £5.5 million scheme will deliver 48 new two and three bedroomed mainly semi-detached properties at Pinfold Lane, Bridlington. This project forms part of the Affordable Housing Programme 2011 – 2015 funded by the Homes and Communities Agency.

This contract was procured by the Council by means of the YORbuild framework and will commence in May 2014, for completion in April 2015.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Hobson and Porter is an excellent local company employing local people to deliver improvements for East Riding residents. This represents a win win deal for the council and the community.”

Hobson & Porter’s CEO Jason Papprill commented “The shortage of Affordable Housing in the UK continues to be a major issue, and we are pleased to be able to utilise our local workforce to provide assistance to one of our key clients, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, in their attempts to address this problem in Bridllington.”

Background

Formed in 1971 by Chairman Peter Hobson, Hobson & Porter remains a family owned and managed construction company, and now employs over 120 staff, operating from their Head Office at Malmo Road, on the Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, in Hull.

The Company has enjoyed steady growth, becoming a key construction partner in the Humber, North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire region, with an excellent record for the delivery of projects for a diverse range of clients in the Commercial, Housing, Industrial, Healthcare and Education sectors. The company has attained a turnover of £30 million in 2013.

Hobson & Porter is a staunch supporter of YORbuild and has demonstrated a keen commitment to promoting;

* local employment and training opportunities

* sustainable technology

* involvement within the community

* collaboration with supply chain partners

 

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