Former Bromsgrove council offices to make way for new homes
Building contractor Speller Metcalfe has secured a £8.6m contract to deliver a new housing development on behalf of Bromsgrove District Council.
The scheme, which is a mixture of affordable rent, private rent, shared ownership properties and market properties, will provide over 60 new homes for residents on the site of the former Council offices at Burcot Lane.
The Company’s Living division will be responsible for the development, which is the first of its kind for the Council and will create a mixture of 18 houses, 39 apartments and 4 maisonettes.
Mark Eaton, Living manager at Speller Metcalfe, said: “As a local contractor we understand the need for sustainable housing in the Worcestershire area and are delighted to be working with Bromsgrove District Council as they embark on their first housing scheme.
“With a strong, local supply chain we anticipate that the majority of work will be delivered from sub-contractors from Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas, ensuring the work will benefit both local businesses and residents.”
Properties will benefit from energy efficient home improvements such as underfloor heating and air source heat pumps which absorb heat from outside air to heat water and homes, helping to reduce running costs and utility bills.
Council Leader Karen May, said: “I am delighted that this council saw and took to opportunity to develop this land to benefit our residents and to help them to get a foot on the property ladder and even put a roof over their heads.
“We are committed to tackling the needs for affordable homes across the district and this is just the start.”
Funding for the project comes from both Bromsgrove District Council, alongside a grant from Homes England under its Local Authority Accelerated Construction Programme.
Speller Metcalfe will begin demolition works this autumn, before building of the new properties begins in April next year.
The project, which was secured under the DPP3 Framework, is due to complete in 2022.