Construction begins on 25 Kingshurst houses - The Solihull Observer

Construction begins on 25 Kingshurst houses

Solihull Editorial 23rd Mar, 2024   0

THE FOUNDATIONS have been laid as the construction for 25 new sustainable social rented homes in Kingshurst gets under way.

The houses on the site of the former Mountfort pub are part of the Council-led regeneration scheme and will make a significant initial contribution to the 78 new homes envisioned in the Kingshurst Masterplan.

The authority has appointed Willmott Dixon to deliver this initial phase of housing development, which includes three and four-bedroom family homes as well as one-bedroom maisonettes, helping to meet the specific needs of the Kingshurst community.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council, said: “The 25 new homes we have started building have all been designed with the highest energy efficiency standards in mind and will serve as an exemplar for what can be achieved for the rest of the scheme and elsewhere across the borough.”

Set to be delivered in separate stages, the final scheme will provide a new mix of sustainable housing and modern retail space, centred around a brand-new community health and wellness hub.

To date, the West Midlands Combined Authority has invested £5.5million in order to start delivering the much-anticipated regeneration scheme.

Solihull Council has also secured additional funding through Homes England, the Government’s Estates Regeneration fund and drawn on their own resources to support this multi-faceted project.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “I was delighted to be back in Kinghurst to see the fantastic progress being made by Solihull and its partners. Regeneration projects like Kinghurst play a pivotal role in revitalising communities, creating homes, jobs, and commercial spaces, all essential as we grow our economy

“This scheme is expected to deliver 78 new net zero carbon homes for local people. Projects such as this are testament to our commitment to meeting the housing needs of our residents, especially badly needed high quality social homes.”

The Mountfort site looks set to be complete in September.


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