The handover of a street of 25 new eco-homes in Dimmingsdale Bank, Quinton, has taken place.
The new council homes have been developed by Birmingham City Council's house building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), and its partners, Homes and Community Agency (HCA), Capita and Mansell Homes.
The new properties, which are mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, have all been built to meet high insulation standards. These include cavity, loft and under-floor insulation, high efficiency boilers, high performance double-glazed windows and photo voltaic panels to assist residents in reducing energy bills.
Councillor Tahir Ali, Birmingham City Council's Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy, said: “The handover of another phase of our eco-homes can now be added to the 2,025 houses already completed, or in various stages of construction under the BMHT banner.
Bringing new homes to local people is a particularly rewarding part of my job.”
David Rhead, senior area manager for the Homes and Communities Agency in the Midlands, which provided funding through its affordable homes programme, said: “Dimmingsdale Bank is another great example of Birmingham City Council's commitment to providing good quality affordable housing across the city. We know through working closely with the council that demand across Birmingham is high and its ability to deliver housing is excellent, and this has been reflected in further HCA support to deliver almost 500 new affordable homes since 2012.”
Mansell Homes operations manager Russell Stewart said: “We are delighted to be involved in such an important development, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, Homes and Communities Agency and Capita to deliver new homes that are vital to the regeneration of the area. With a mix of properties for rent and purchase, Dimmingsdale Bank offers a range of affordable housing options for Birmingham's residents.”