Chesterfield News

Opportunities for local businesses on £22 million housing development

Gleeson Homes have planning permission for 175 two, three and four bedroom homes at Erin Road/The Grove, Poolsbrook.  Preparation is now well underway to enable work to start on site in summer 2019.

Understanding the importance of involving the community before and during the construction of developments, and leaving a legacy once works are complete, Gleeson Homes ensure they give priority of employment to people living within close proximity to each site, using local trades and working closely with subcontractors to help grow the company and share in their success.

Gleeson Homes are inviting local companies to a ‘Subcontractor Open Day’ event to find out how to tender for work connected to the construction of the new development at Poolsbrook.

The event will be held at Poolsbrook Social Welfare, 19 Cottage Close, Chesterfield S43 3LF, from 9am to 3.30pm on Friday 17th May 2019.

Opportunities include:

  • Joiners (labour only)
  • Bricklayers (labour only)
  • Groundworkers (labour and plant)

Subcontractor and materials:

  • Scaffolders
  • External Frames
  • Roof Tilers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Plastering
  • Wall and Loft Insulation
  • Wall Tiling
  • Painter
  • Cleaner
  • Landscaping

Neil Johnson, Assistant Director Economic Growth for Chesterfield Borough Council said: “This is great news for Chesterfield that will have a positive impact on many local people looking to buy a new home. Preparation is underway and we hope that work will start in summer this year to develop 175 new properties.

“I would  encourage any local companies who are interested in tendering for construction work to come along to the subcontractor open day to find out more about the project.”

Gleeson Homes run a successful Apprenticeship Scheme with future opportunities on the company’s sites and at their Sheffield office, for local young people looking to start a career in the construction industry. They will also be conducting school visits to discuss Health and Safety and career opportunities.

A Gleeson spokesperson said “We’re delighted that we have been given the go ahead for this to develop the site.  I think local people will be pleased to hear that our new homes are extremely affordable, in most cases it’s cheaper to buy than to rent”

Anyone wanting more information about the Subcontractor Open Day can contact Gleeson Homes on or telephone 0114 261 2900.

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