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September 2013

New Bolton Woods Development Begins

Urbo are delighted to make a start on their New Bolton Woods project. A deal has been agreed with delivery partners Skipton Properties that will see the first 46 houses built. 20 of these are pre-sold to Great Places Housing Association. The houses are due for completion in Autumn 2014.

May 2013

Growing Places Funding Awarded

Urbo’s New Bolton Woods project has been awarded £1.05M of Growing Places Funding by Leeds City Region (LCR) to support the early phases of development. This followed an open bidding process that saw schemes across the region complete for the funds available. Urbo will now be working with LCR to determine exactly how and when the funds will be invested.

April 2013

Two Projects in the Top 100

Urbo now has two of the largest regeneration projects in the UK underway. This follows its Bradford project ‘New Bolton Woods’ being assessed as the 65th largest regeneration scheme in the UK. Chesterfield Waterside entered the Top 50 with a placing of 47th largest.

January 2013

Planning Consent Granted

A meeting of Bradford Council’s planning committee before Christmas granted consent for the first 139 houses in Urbo’s New Bolton Woods project. Urbo is in negotiations with a number of potential partners to deliver the houses and hopes to start work on site in the summer.

October 2012

Major Milestone for New Bolton Woods

Another major step forward has been achieved for Urbo's Canal Road Urban Village Partnership with Bradford Council. The Council's Executive committee has now approved the masterplan for New Bolton Woods 'as a material planning consideration' in anticipation of an Outline Planning Application for the project in Spring 2013. The project is a flagship Council's impressive regeneration plans for the City and they have been working in partnership with Urbo for several years to deliver an innovative sustainable urban village at New Bolton Woods.

September 2012

Housing Scheme Submitted for Planning

Urbo has submitted a hybrid planning application for the first phase of its New Bolton Woods project in Bradford.The scheme for 139 houses includes a first phase of 46 detailed designs with the balance being submitted for outline consent. The design work has been led by OMI Architects and a decision is expected later this year. The land has been allocated for housing for many years and will mark the start of Urbo's New Bolton Woods project.

June 2012

Public Consultations at New Bolton Woods

A series of public consultation events have taken place over the summer for Urbo's New Bolton Woods project. Residents have been asked to comment on proposals for a new £250M sustainable urban village to be delivered by Urbo in partnership with Bradford Council. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive as Urbo work towards an outline planning application in Spring 2013.

April 2012

Chesterfield Waterside awarded £2.4M of Growing Places Fund investment.

The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board has approved a £2.4m investment from its Growing Places Fund for the Chesterfield Waterside development.

Chesterfield Council leader and executive member for regeneration Councillor John Burrows said: "This allocation of £2.4m will help unlock delivery of the Chesterfield Waterside development through providing the necessary investment to complete the canal link and improve traffic access to the site."

December 2011

Chesterfield Waterside has once again entered the Top 100 study for UK regeneration projects run by Planning Magazine.

We will find out next year how the project compares to its #50 placing in 2011. Our Bradford scheme at New Bolton Woods may be entered next year if the planning consent is achieved in 2012, allowing it to qualify for the list.

November 2011

How Planning has been appointed by Urbo to manage the outline planning application for its £250m New Bolton Woods project in Bradford.

This large scale regeneration scheme aims to transform some 200 acres of north Bradford and provide around 1,500 new homes in a sustainable settlement.

October 2011

Urbo has appointed Urbed and 5 plus Architects to lead the design of its West Bar project in Sheffield.

This 5 acre city centre project is being progressed in partnership with Sheffield City Council. Urbed will be responsible for urban design work and 5 plus will lead the design of individual buildings. The development is an office-led mixed use scheme aimed at major occupiers and new design work will be completed in 2012.

August 2011

Urbo to take on Sheffield's West Bar Project

Sheffield City Council have formally approved plans to resurrect the flagship West Bar Project in the City Centre by working in partnership with Urbo. Urbo has agreed terms to take on the development, previously led by Castlemore before they were put into administration. Urbo have also been working with Price Waterhouse Coopers who are Administrators for Castlemore. Urbo own land within the site and together with the Council and PwC/Castlemore already control over half of the site area. Urbo will be responsible for negotiating to work with the remaining landowners and to take forward a high quality mixed use development on the edge of Sheffield City Centre.

June 2011

Chesterfield Waterside announced as Finalist in 2011 Regeneration Awards

Urbo's work in partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council has been recognized in the 2011 Regeneration and Renewal Awards. We have been announced as finalists under the category for Strategic Planning for Regeneration. The awards ceremony will be held in late September.

March 2011

The UK Top 100 Regeneration Projects 2011 - Chesterfield Waterside moves up to #50

Chesterfield Waterside is now rated as the 50th largest urban regeneration project in the UK according to industry magazine Regeneration and Renewal. This is a move of 29 places in two years. The Top 100 Regeneration Projects listing is intended to provide an annual snapshot of the UK's most investment-hungry physical regeneration schemes.

January 2011

Urbed Appointed to Mastermind Bradford Plans

Urbo has appointed acclaimed master-planners Urbed to work on the Canal Road Corridor partnership area in Bradford. The objective is to create a new sustainable neighbourhood with over 1000 new houses and a local centre containing shops and other facilities.

January 2011

Marketing Brochure launched

Urbo's new brochure for Chesterfield Waterside is now available showing the many opportunities available at the site. The brochure incorporates new images of how the completed development will look, produced by our scheme architects OMI. Contact agents Knight Frank for more details or call in at our new marketing suite: - Urbo, 36 Bridge Business Centre, Beresford Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S41 9FG.

October 2010

Huge Bradford Deal Completed

After a long period of careful preparation work, Urbo has completed on a massive Public Private Partnership venture with Bradford Metropolitan District Council to regenerate some 200 acres in the Canal Road/Bolton Woods area on the northern outskirts of Bradford City Centre. Master-planning work will begin straight away and the final scheme is expected to have a value in excess of £250M.

April 2010

Urbo forms Housing Joint Venture Co - JAM Regeneration

Regeneration developer Urbo has formed a new Joint Venture company with Strata Homes, a regional house-building and construction company based in Yorkshire. The new joint venture, called Jam Regeneration, will provide Urbo with improved capability to delivery large-scale housing projects and give Strata better scope to work in mixed-use regeneration.

March 2010

Chesterfield Waterside granted outline planning permission

The planning application for Chesterfield Waterside, one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK with an expected cost of almost £350M, was given the green light by Chesterfield Borough Council 15th March 2010, completing many months of negotiations.