Construction work on the second phase of Brough Relief Road has been completed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The vital infrastructure work was carried out by local civil engineering company C.R. Reynolds Ltd in partnership with the council and Network Rail.
The work extends the relief road, providing a link to the £200m Brough South development on the south of the railway line, enabling construction work on the scheme to progress to the next phase.
It also clears the way for design work to start on phase three of the project, linking Brough Relief Road to the Humber Enterprise Park, to remove traffic from Skillings Lane and ease traffic congestion in the centre of Brough.
Brough South is a mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.
The consortium is made up of Horncastle Group PLC, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd and Riplingham Estates Ltd and BAE Systems Ltd.
Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “Completing phase two of Brough Relief Road is a huge milestone in the development of Brough South. The scheme has included building a bridge over the railway line to connect Brough with the project site for the first time, which was a significant undertaking. It will enable the local community to readily access the new facilities and amenities which are to be provided as part of the Brough South development.
“With the bridge now in place, construction work Brough South can pick up pace, meaning residents will soon start to see this exciting development take shape.”
The development is being part-funded with a loan from the Homes England and Horncastle has worked with ERYC’s infrastructure on the delivery of Phase Two of the Brough Relief Road.
Brough South will create more than 700 new, permanent jobs once completed and 200 jobs during the construction phase.
Once completed, the 125-acre site should include;
- 750 new family homes
- A supermarket
- New healthcare facilities and care facilities for the elderly
- Restaurants, hotel and pub for family use
- A primary school
- A range of retail units and a DIY store
- Natural play environments
- An important ecological area/zone adjacent to the Humber
- A relief road to the Humber Enterprise Zone
- Junction improvements to the A63 to reduce congestion.