30 Acre Employment and Residential Scheme


  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • The Homes and Communities Agency
  • Yorkshire Forward/BIS



The Sowerby Bridge project is the flagship scheme in Yorkshire Forward’s Rural Renaissance Market Towns initiative. The Genr8 scheme delivers c.100,000 sq.ft of employment space, 182 family homes and a riverside mixed use Hub on a 30 acre river and canal side site. The scheme also delivers significant infrastructure required to reconnect and improve links within Sowerby Bridge.

Since 2012 Genr8 have completed the £12m of infrastructure works required to transform this brownfield site. These works included new river and canal bridges, a new 1.5km link road, major flood defence works and significant remediation and earthworks necessary to deliver development platforms for the residential and employment development.

In 2014 Genr8 appointed Taylor Wimpey as delivery partner for the family housing element of the scheme. Planning permission for 149 dwellings was secured in 2014 and delivery of the residential scheme will commence in 2015.

Genr8 is delivering the employment space in joint venture with CDP Marshall.