12th May, 2021

Demolition to begin on former Bromsgrove Council House next month to make way for 61 homes

Tristan Harris 30th Oct, 2020 Updated: 30th Oct, 2020

DEVELOPMENT will start on the former Bromsgrove District Council House at Burcot Lane next month.

A housing development of 61 properties, including affordable homes, will be going in its place of the building which has been derelict since 2015 when the council relocated to its current Parkside base.

The go ahead was given for the development back in March.

It will comprise 18 houses, four maisonettes and 39 apartments.

Of the properties, 37 will be for private rent and there will be 18 affordable homes – 12 social rent and six shared-ownership.

Six will be put on the open market.

Bromsgrove District Council leader Coun 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 in the region of £1million from Homes England under its Local Authority Accelerated Construction Programme.

The council’s Portfolio-Holder for Strategic Housing Coun Shirley Webb, said: “Our promises are being turned into action and this demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our residents can afford to continue to live in the district.”

Building contractor Speller Metcalfe will be working in partnership with the council to begin building the new properties in April next year.

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