Countryside Partnerships has been appointed as our build partner for the first phase of our development at the Halsnead Garden Village in Whiston, Knowsley.

The £29m contract includes 158 affordable homes that form the initial phase of the development. The homes will have a mix of 1 bed apartments, 2, 3 and 4 bed houses, and be available in shared ownership, rent to buy, and affordable rent tenures.

The site is part of the considerable Garden Village development, which will eventually consist of approximately 1,700 new homes, at least 22.5 hectares of employment land, 33 hectares of new greenspace and a new 28-hectare Country Park.

Its location offers good access to Huyton, Prescot and Liverpool City Centre via road and public transport and is also close to motorway links for Manchester and Cheshire, making it an accessible location.

Lorraine Donnelly, our Development Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Countryside Partnerships to deliver these homes in Knowsley. The garden village principles with community facilities and green spaces are very much in line with our vision to not just deliver quality homes, but to unlock affordable living and build thriving communities. Thank you to Knowsley Borough Council and Homes England for their support in this project and showing true partnership working.”

Gemma Hardy, Managing Director, Countryside Partnerships Merseyside and Cheshire West said: “Your Housing Group is a valued partner and we’re very pleased to be working with them at Halsnead Garden Village, bringing much needed affordable housing to the area. The new development will help to make a significant contribution to the area’s affordable housing supply, becoming an important part of the wider Garden Village.” 

The development forms part of our strategy to build high-quality affordable housing, and create thriving communities across the North West, and in areas in Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

This development will be funded through our Strategic Partnership with Homes England. Your Housing Group was announced as one of the government Housing Agency’s Strategic Partners in January 2019, receiving £87.5 million of funding in line with the Government’s aspiration to provide 40,000 affordable new homes across the country.   

Construction work began in March 2024, with an estimated project completion date by spring 2026.