Work starts on three sites to build more than 430 homes across the West Midlands
Work has started on three separate sites across the West Midlands to build more than 430 homes.
We are working with Vistry Partnerships on the three developments and, once complete, they will provide more than 240 affordable homes across the West Midlands.
The three developments include:
- Churchfields in Kidderminster – work has started on 246 homes. 100 of these will be outright sale for our Signature brand and 146 will be affordable homes. These will be made up of 11 social rent, 84 affordable rent and 51 shared ownership. An old warehouse from 1902 will also be converted into one bedroom and two-bedroom flats at the 17-acre site.
- York Road in Birmingham – work is underway on 88 affordable homes at the site in Hall Green, opposite the former greyhound stadium – 22 of these will be shared ownership and 66 will be affordable rent. The brownfield site is a former UTC Aerospace System facility – the Birmingham base of the US aerospace and defence company. The homes will be built with timber frames as an alternative construction method.
- Ridge Hill in Dudley – 82 homes will be built on the former hospital site in Wordsley which first opened in the late 1970s. It will be made up of 13 social rent, 12 affordable rent, nine shared ownership and 48 outright sale homes.
Our Executive Director of Development Nick Byrne said: “We’re pleased to be working with Vistry Partnerships again and that work has started on all three of these sites across the West Midlands to provide more than 430 homes.
“Each site will feature a considerable amount of affordable housing which will help with the housing demand in the area.
“We’re looking forward to seeing these sites develop over the coming months.”
Vistry Partnership’s Divisional Managing Director, James Warrington, said: “It’s fantastic to see work underway on these three new developments with Citizen which are going to provide hundreds of affordable homes across the West Midlands and transform some previously redundant brownfield sites in the process.
“Each of these developments offers something unique, and when combined, they will be a major boost to the region’s housing, giving local people a great opportunity to get on the property ladder.”
Overall, we are working with Vistry Partnerships to build more than 1,000 homes together, with a further 600 properties already under development at the former Lea Castle hospital in Kidderminster.