Work has started on an ambitious £2.6m. development of 23 new homes in Padiham.
The scheme, by Manchester-based Harbur Construction, is being built for Airevale Homes at the former site of a neglected factory on land off Station Road.
The architecturally designed Calder Green development comprises a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties and will boost the supply of much-needed housing in the area.
Christian Bury, director at Harbur Construction, said: “The scheme will help regenerate a previously dilapidated site while keeping in with the conservation plans Burnley Borough Council has for the area.
“The scheme will also provide a range of mews, semi-detached and detached style properties where demand for family housing is high.”
Merrissa Fallas, project manager at Airevale Homes, said: “The Calder Green development has proven hugely popular to date, with our Help to Buy scheme catering to first time buyers and helping those wanting to move up the property ladder.”
The development marks the third phase of the six-stage Calder Green development which will bring a total of 120 new properties to the Lancashire town.
The six-stage plan has full planning permission for 82 homes and outline planning for a further 38 properties.
The properties, which have received support from the Homes and Communities Agency’s ‘Get Britain Building’ fund, are designed to meet Secure by Design principles and the government’s Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.
The third phase of the scheme is expected to be completed by April 2015.