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Monday, February 13, 2024

Burnley's Elevate lead developers named

Following months of interviews, site visits and negotiations, Gleeson and Keepmoat are to be named as the preferred developers to build new homes and regenerate Burnley Wood, South West Burnley, Daneshouse, Duke Bar and Stoneyholme.

The announcement, at Tuesday's Burnley Council Executive, follows months of short listing from over 20 high profile developers to decide who could best achieve the high standards required by Burnley Council and Elevate East Lancashire. Issues such as housing affordability, community involvement and design innovation were all part of a selection process that aimed to get the best for the people of Burnley.

Council leader Stuart Caddy said: "We still have to finalise the details, but to have the experience of these two major developers on board is great news for Elevate, great news for Burnley Council, but most importantly, great news for the people of Burnley. Alongside the huge investment in our secondary schools, health and leisure facilities and plans to transform Burnley's town centre, this is an excitingopportunity, the like of which we've not seen before and is the birth of
a new, better Burnley."

Gleeson, who specialise in urban regeneration, will be the lead developer for Daneshouse, Duke Bar and Stoneyholme. Keepmoat, who have also been selected to work in five other Elevate equivalent pathfinder programmes across the country, are also experts in delivering community regeneration and will focus on South West Burnley.