Tens of thousands of new homes and other infrastructure projects given the green light 

Good news for builders in England as over 300 successful projects will receive a share of the £900 million Getting Building Fund.

The Getting Building Fund was announced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson in June. The £900 million funding programme aims to deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure across the country and will be invested into areas in England that have faced the biggest economic challenges because of the pandemic.

Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:

“As we get Britain building, we are also laying the foundations for a green economic recovery by investing in vital infrastructure for local communities, creating jobs and building environmentally-friendly homes with a huge £1.3 billion investment announced today.

This government is determined to level up all parts of the country and this funding will not only give a much needed boost to our economic recovery, it will help build the good quality, affordable homes the country needs.”


Projects across England to benefit

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government revealed on 4 August 2020 that:

“The investment is expected to deliver up to 45,000 homes, create up to 85,000 jobs and reduce around 65 million kgs of CO2 emissions across England.”

Successful projects being funded include:

  • £23 million for phase 1 of the development of commercial space at Mayfield Park in Greater Manchester, expected to deliver 3,200 jobs and attract over 1 million visitors a year
  • £14.88 million to accelerate the National Brownfield Land Institute, a project aiming to create a leader in sustainable construction which will support the housing deal and drive levelling up across the region
  • £12 million to support a new high-speed railway station in Thanet, Kent, improving transport in the area and creating 800 new jobs


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