The £42m five-site regeneration scheme, procured through the HCA Delivery Partner Panel framework, will see Kier deliver 186 open market sale homes and 154 affordable units.
All properties will be delivered to Code for Sustainable Homes level 3, meaning the residents will benefit from reduced running costs for their new homes.
Kier Partnership Homes’ managing director, Chris King, said: “The project team has demonstrated true collaboration, and overcome many issues to ensure that the client can proceed with this much needed regeneration to the local area.”
The schemes will be located at Harrowby Road, Penine Way, Short Street, Somerfield Road and Wessex Close.
Harrowby Road will be the first scheme on site, with the remaining four all starting by February 2014.