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10 - New homes to replace shops

Beech Road development
A CGI image of the Beech Road development

A major plan to build 16 brand new council homes as part of a £1.7million project in Kingswinford is set to get underway.

Earlier this year, Dudley Council was given planning permission to build 12 two-bedroom and four one-bedroom apartments on Beech Road in Kingswinford.

The project is the latest to go ahead as part of the council’s commitment to build more new affordable homes in the borough.

The project involves the demolition of the existing row of shops and maisonettes, which is expected to start in October.  The new homes will be built and ready to let by the autumn of next year.

The new homes will be built by award winning developer, Jessup, as part of its construction framework agreement with the council.

Councillor David Vickers, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for housing, said:

“We’ve been working for a long time to make this project a reality so it’s fantastic news that work is due to start.  This project gives us the opportunity to not only regenerate an area that has been crying out for redevelopment in recent years but also provide new affordable homes for local people in area where we have a limited number of council properties available.”

Clive Jessup, managing director at Jessup, said:

“We have all worked hard on this scheme and it’s great to see it finally underway. The design has been closely coordinated with the development team at Dudley to ensure a flexibility of affordable apartments for Dudley residents and we look forward to delivering another high quality scheme for the council.”

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Notes to editors

  • The new homes, once completed, will be available to rent to people on the council’s housing waiting list and will be advertised online
  • This project is part of the council’s commitment in 2014 to invest £40million to build more than 350 new council homes on sites across the borough that have been identified as prime for development
  • The construction framework agreement involves the council and Jessup working together to achieve better value for money when building new council homes.  They will work together to an agreed standard of house design and pre-agreed cost

 

Photo opportunity

A photo opportunity will be held at 10am on Friday October 13at the Beech Road site.  Please call 01384 815219 to confirm attendance.

News Release Contact Information

Press office, 01384 815219, press office@dudley.gov.uk