Building new homes

We are committed to building 650 homes a year – 550 at social and affordable rents and 100 to help people onto the housing ladder.

Here are some of the developments we’re working on at the moment.

In 2020-21 we completed 506 homes and started 407 more.

Swift Court

Where: Cheylesmore, Coventry

Number of homes: 30

Breakdown of homes:  30 retirement living flats for people aged over 55

Estimated completion: December 2022

Contractor: J Harper & Sons

About this development: Swift Court will replace our existing retirement living accommodation at Eric Inott House as well as the previous building on the site which was a 16 flat development for the over 55s.

 

 

Read about Swift Court here

Churchfields

Where: Churchfields, Kidderminster

Number of homes: 246

Breakdown of homes:  100 for outright sale and 146 affordable homes

Estimated completion: Spring 2024

Contractor: Vistry Partnerships

About this development: Work started on the site in summer 2020 and there is also an 1802 warehouse which is being converted into flats on the development

 

 

Read more about Churchfields here

Spirit Quarters, phase five

Where: Spirit Quarters, Coventry

Number of homes: 94

Breakdown of homes:  74 outright sale and 20 affordable homes

Estimated completion: Spring 2024

Contractor: Keepmoat Homes

About this development: Spirit Quarters is a major regeneration programme transforming North East Coventry. This is the fifth phase and phases one to four have already provided 979 new homes in the area

 

 

Read more about Spirit Quarters phase five here

Ridge Hill

Where: Ridge Hill, Wordsley, near Stourbridge

Number of homes: 103

Breakdown of homes:  30 affordable rent, 13 social rent, nine shared ownership and 51 outright sale homes

Estimated completion: Handovers start March 2022

Contractor: Vistry Partnerships

About this development: Built on the former Ridge Hill hospital site in Wordsley,  the site provides a significant contribution to new build affordable housing  in the area

 

 

Read more about Ridge Hill here

Lea Castle

Where: Lea Castle

Number of homes: 600

Breakdown of homes: 59 social rent, 100 affordable rent, 81 shared ownership and 360 outright sale

Estimated completion: Handovers start March 2022

Contractor: Vistry Partnerships

About this development: Built on the former Lea Castle hospital site at Kidderminster, the 600 homes will be built over the next eight years. This £137m development will provide more affordable housing than is required by the local planning authority.

 

 

Read more about Lea Castle here

 

 

Developments we recently completed

Here are some of the housing schemes we recently completed.

Piloting modular: Littlethorpe, Coventry

Where: Littlethorpe, Willenhall

Number of homes: Two

Breakdown of homes: Two affordable rent

Completed: Homes handed over in July 2019

Contractor: Totally Modular Ltd

Architect: Totally Modular Ltd

Employer’s agent: The Derek Evans Partnership

About this development: Our first ever pilot of modular homes – the homes were built in a factory and lifted onto the site, which was previously a demolished Scout hut. The development received widespread coverage on Midlands Today, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire and Coventry Live.

 

 

Read more about our modular pilot here

Spirit Quarters phase four, Coventry

Where: Wood End and Henley Green

Number of homes: 68

Breakdown of homes: All affordable rents

Completed: Last homes handed over December 2018

Contractor: Keepmoat Homes

Architect: Keepmoat Homes

Employer’s agent: Walker Cotter Ltd

About this development: This phase of our Spirit Quarters regeneration has seen a mixture of apartments and homes built in Wood End and Henley Green. More than 3,300 homes have now been built as part of the Spirit Quarters regeneration.

 

Read more about Spirit Quarters

Hall Green, Birmingham

Where: Hall Green, Birmingham

Number of homes: 210

Breakdown of homes: Shared ownership, affordable rent and outright sale

Completed: April 2021

Contractor: Vistry Partnerships

About this development: This former dog track has been transformed with two and three bedroom houses.

Find out more about Hall Green here

Tudor Grange

Where: Gerard Avenue and Queen Margaret’s Road, Westwood Heath

Number of homes: 72

Breakdown of homes: 51 affordable rent, 21 outright sale through Signature New Homes

Estimated completion: Phased handovers between June and December 2019

Contractor: Lovell Homes

Architect: Oakley Architects

Employer’s agent: The Derek Evans Partnership

About this development: A mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes, this scheme has been developed as part of our innovative joint venture with Coventry City Council.

 

 

Find out more about this development here

Little Moor Hill, Sandwell

Where: Little Moor Hill, Smethwick

Number of homes: 22

Breakdown of homes: 11 affordable rent, 11 shared ownership

Estimated completion: Phased handovers between January 2021 and July 2021

Contractor: TC Homes

Architect: TC Homes Contracting Ltd

Employer’s agent: The Derek Evans Partnership

About this development: A mix of two and three bedroom homes which will help some people rent and others get a foot on the housing ladder via shared ownership.

 

 

Read more about Little Moor Hill here

Where: York Road, Hall Green

Number of homes: 87

Breakdown of homes:  21 shared ownership and 66 affordable rent.

Estimated completion: April 2022

Contractor: Vistry Partnerships

About this development: The brownfield site used to be a former UTC Aerospace System facility – the Birmingham base of the US aerospace and defence company, but this has been transformed into an 87-home development using modern methods of construction.

 

York Road

Where: York Road, Hall Green

Number of homes: 87

Breakdown of homes:  21 shared ownership and 66 affordable rent.

Estimated completion: April 2022

Contractor: Vistry Partnerships

About this development: The brownfield site used to be a former UTC Aerospace System facility – the Birmingham base of the US aerospace and defence company, but this has been transformed into an 87-home development using modern methods of construction.

 

Find out more about York Road here

 

 

 

Our modular housing pilot

In 2019 we piloted our first modular build homes in Willenhall, Coventry.

Working closely with our developer, Totally Modular, the homes were delivered to the highest specification.

We are now exploring how we roll this pioneering building technique out across other sites.

Watch the homes take shape in this video.