First spade hits the ground for beautiful new affordable development in Radstock

Radstock will soon benefit from an eco-building project that will provide 15 new affordable homes on Bath Old Road.

The new homes are being developed by Homes for the South West member and social housing provider Alliance Homes and will be built by Hawkfield Homes.

Work officially began on site this week with Hawkfield’s Director, Mike Kilmartin putting the first spade in the ground. He was joined by Helen Napierski, New Homes Manager at Alliance Homes and his fellow Director at Hawkfield, James Kilmartin.

Helen from Alliance commented: “I’m so pleased to see this site get underway. At Alliance we’re committed to not only building new homes but ones that are green too. These properties will all be EPC band A and they’ll also be heated by air source heat pumps. These homes are going to be warm, easy to heat and with renewable electricity they’ll create fewer carbon emissions. To have all this on a development that will provide 100% housing is something we’re proud of.”

Mike from Hawkfield Homes added: “Hawkfield has a reputation for building great quality homes and this mix of two and three bed houses will be delivered to meet our exacting standards.”

Councillor Tom Davies, cabinet member for Council House Building at Bath & North East Somerset Council said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Alliance Homes and Hawkfield Homes to build these 15 new affordable homes in Radstock. They will help to meet the local demand for affordable housing and by being built to the highest energy efficiency standards will help to reduce energy and carbon usage in line with the council’s climate commitments.”

The first homes are expected to be ready from late summer this year. People who would like to register for a Shared Ownership house on the site should visit Alliance’s home sales website –