Plans to build ten new semi-detached council houses in Rowley Regis have been given the green light with the awarding of a building contract by Sandwell Council.
The £2.3 million scheme will see the much-needed homes - eight two-bedroom and two four-bedroom – built on council-owned land at Britannia Road, by Seddon.
Councillor Zahoor Ahmed, Sandwell’s cabinet member for housing, said: “It’s good news that we have awarded this contract and we can get on with building these new council homes which will add to our existing housing stock.
“We’re redeveloping vacant land and improving the local environment.
“Schemes like these are part of our on-going commitment to build new council homes and invest in affordable housing for local people and their families.”
Rob Moore, business unit director, at Seddon said: “We have a long working relationship with Sandwell Council and we’re pleased to be assisting them with the build of these new homes in Rowley Regis, in response to local demand.
“We’re looking forward to getting on site and creating these much-needed new homes for the community.” The land was previously occupied by science blocks at the former Britannia High School.
It’s anticipated that work will start on site in Spring 2022, with completion expected in Autumn 2022.