Bromford Towers to be demolished

By on 24/03/2010 in News

Two landmark multi storey council tower blocks are to be demolished.

20-storey Bayley and Stoneycroft Towers- a landmark to passing traffic on the M6 motorway – are set to be demolished to make way for much needed family housing. After extensive investigations into options for remodelling, Birmingham City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency have approved investment and are finalising the legal agreement that will see the demolition of the blocks and the redevelopment of the site.

Councillor John Lines, Cabinet Member for Housing said, “After recent investigations of the costs of improving these blocks and in line with our stated ambitions to deliver more new family housing in Hodge Hill, we are working with our partners the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to meet our strategic objectives in this area.

“The money will be used to demolish the towers. We started building new council homes in Hodge Hill in January when we started our new Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust homes at Drylea grove. The land on which the towers currently stand will now be used for a mix of rent and for sale housing.

“My thanks must go to my housing officers who have made this possible after much long and hard lobbying to government for some time now to resolve the problem of these blocks.

“Thanks also go to Cllr Gwyn Neilly who has been supportive in calling for new homes for the people of Hodge Hill.

“We look forward to increasing the number of new, high quality family homes in the area in the coming years and making improvements to the wider community.”

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Further information from Belinder Kaur Lidher on 0121 303 6969

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