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New homes near Liberty Stadium come with built-in 40-job boost

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 23, 2014

By Chris Peregrine / chris.peregrine@swwmedia.co.uk / @Perers71

(From left)  Ben Francis, Rob Harris and Baydon Evans of Hygrove Holdings on site at Brunel Wood.

(From left) Ben Francis, Rob Harris and Baydon Evans of Hygrove Holdings on site at Brunel Wood.

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AROUND 40 jobs are coming to Swansea with a new housing development within sight of the Liberty Stadium, and more are expected to follow.

Work has now started at city-based developer Hygrove Holdings' Brunel Wood site at Upper Bank.

The multi-million pound development will see the arrival of 240 homes with the first phase of 42 properties due for completion in the autumn.

Brunel Wood will comprise of two and three bedroom homes, primarily aimed at first-time buyers, young professionals and small families.

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It will take around six years to complete, and up to 40 construction jobs will be created during phase one, with more expected to follow.

Homes at the site will be available under the Welsh Government-funded Help to Buy Wales scheme, which enables eligible buyers to purchase a new build home valued at up to £300,000 with a deposit of five per cent.

Ben Francis, head of legal services at Hygrove Holdings, said: "Following the launch of Brunel Wood, we will begin work on the third phase of our development at Pontarddulais, where 32 new homes will be built.

"The Pontarddulais development has already created 150 jobs in the area, and we are pleased to be able to provide another boost to local employment when this next phase starts."

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