A NEW £7.5million neighbourhood centre at IM Properties’ Blythe Valley Park (BVP) has now been completed and created a new hub in Solihull for the growing mixed-use community.
Situated adjacent to BVP’s Virgin Active Gym, the new centre is a key element of the property company’s plan to construct a wide range of community assets to connect and enhance the residential and commercial elements.
There are 750 new homes currently being built at BVP, with Bloor Homes and Crest Nicholson on site, ranging from one to four bedrooms, along with affordable housing from Bromford Homes and an 80-bed care facility under construction by Macc Care Group.
The new neighbourhood centre includes a convenience store and space for a further retail or food outlet, with the potential for an outdoor seating area and 48 modern apartments – 36 of which will be rented and retained by IM Properties.
It has also been designed with the environment in mind, with renewable green technology installed to provide power to the communal areas.
Residents can benefit from an electric pool car for short journeys, electric car charging points and cycle storage for up to 40 bikes on site.
Richard Knight, technical director at IM Properties said the firm was investing significantly at BVP and, making the most of 122acres of surrounding parkland to incorporate green open spaces and promote wellbeing.
“The new neighbourhood centre helps to connect the commercial and residential phases and add to the buzz of community life at the heart of the scheme, with people living, working and enjoying leisure time alongside.”
IM Properties is also exploring ways to make the local environment more sustainable and extend its investment in smart street lighting, to incorporate further tech and renewable technology across BVP.
An occupier for the convenience store is expected to be announced shortly.
Visit blythevalleypark.co.uk/living/apartments for more information.