Construction of New Homes Starts on Former Rishton Factory Site


A bit of Lancashire rain didn’t stop the Mayor & Mayoress of Hyndburn together with local Councillors coming along to Gleeson’s brand new Parker Place development in Rishton to help start construction of the 64 homes which are to be built on the site of the former Gaskells Carpets factory just off Parker Street.
All the 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes at Parker Place will be for private sale with prices starting from only £106,995 or £85,596 when purchased with the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Gleeson specialise in building homes for first time buyers, getting them out of rented properties and into new homes which are extremely affordable thanks to a range of schemes the northern based housebuilder offers to get people moving.

On viewing the plans both the Mayor and the leader of Hyndburn Council, Councillor Miles Parkinson, were impressed not only with the price, size and mix of homes to be built on the development but also the ways in which the development will help the wider Rishton community.

The Leader of Hyndburn Council, Cllr Miles Parkinson, explains, “There has been a lack of new homes in this area for some time. The prices of Gleeson’s homes here in Rishton will certainly be affordable for first time buyers and I am delighted that local people will also benefit through the Gleeson Community Matters Package”.

As part of their Community Matters programme Gleeson will look to work with local school children to design the showhome bedrooms and is actively seeking a local junior sports team to sponsor. The company also commits to employing local people and would now like to invite local youngsters looking to start a career in the construction industry to apply for its apprenticeship scheme.

For more information on Gleeson’s new homes at Parker Place and the Community Matters programme please visit