WORK is under way to transform the former Bromsgrove Job Centre into a new multi-million pound housing development for adults with learning disabilities to live independently.
Midlands housing association Bromford started building Bryson Place on Recreation Road, a MyPlace supported housing scheme which will offer 14 single-bedroom flats where the Masonic Hall and Jobcentre Plus used to stand.
As part of the £2.5million project, there will also be a communal hub, office, car parking and landscaped gardens.
The MyPlace scheme will be situated a stone’s throw from Bromsgrove town centre and will offer adults with a learning disability the opportunity to live independently in their own home.
The on-site resource hub will be used as a place for residents to socialise as well as somewhere that can offer training, employment advice, and activities to the wider community.
Bromsgrove District Council planners gave the green light in March and another four shared ownership homes will be built, taking the total number of new homes to 18.
Catherine Ashley, Bromford’s MyPlace manager, said: “We’re thrilled to have begun construction on our Bromsgrove MyPlace development which will help regenerate the area and provide adults with long-term conditions a place to take control of their own life, reduce their dependency and ultimately live more independently.”
She added the other aspect of the development would be about providing high quality homes for first time buyers hoping to get on the property ladder.
Anyone wanting more information should call 07841 800331, email firstname.lastname@example.org or for shared ownership enquiries call 0800 085 2499.