New affordable homes from Midland Heart taking shape on old Coventry Council depot site
Birmingham-based housing provider Midland Heart is working in partnership with Bouygues UK and Coventry City Council to build 36 new homes on the site of an old council depot building.
The £4.2 million development on William Lewis Walk in Coventry is being supported by funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and is set for completion this summer.
It will comprise one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom houses and flats for affordable rent and shared ownership.
Carl Larter, executive director of assets at Midland Heart said: “We are delighted to be bringing these high-quality, affordable homes to the Midlands, not only regenerating the area but also providing opportunities for first time buyers to take a step onto the housing ladder.”
Work started on site in May 2016 and is progressing well with some homes built up to the first floor and others having roofs fitted.
Ward Councillor Tim Mayer said: “It is really important to open up Westwood Ward and Coventry’s forgotten areas. The recent construction boom across the ward is helping to regenerate areas without encroaching on green belt land and ensure first time buying and young families can start a new life in a wonderful area. The developers have done a superb job regenerating William Lewis Walk; I am looking forward to seeing the first new residents move in.”
The new homes are part of the HCA’s New Affordable Homes Programme which aims to increase the supply of new affordable homes in England by March 2018.