A major project to regenerate Perry Common in Kingstanding has taken a step nearer completion with the beginning of the final phase of the development.
The project brings together the Birmingham City Council housing builder – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust – Lovell Partnerships and local residents of Perry Common through the Witton Lodge Community Association.
The current and final phase of the development forms part of the council’s current five year housing development programme and will deliver 166 new homes in Witton Lodge Road and Dovedale Road in Perry Common – 77 social homes for rent (part-funded by the HCA grant) and 89 homes for sale.
Construction work will finish no later than summer 2018 and improvement works to the public open space will be completed in autumn 2018.
Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said: “This has been a massive regeneration scheme, delivering a total of 913 new homes alongside a new health centre, special care centre and new park land. This last phase will see 166 new homes and the end of scheme is at last in sight.
“The scheme has involved the community and our partners and shows what can be achieved when we all work together to tackle the housing shortage. It has also delivered a huge amount of training for apprentices, helping us to develop skills needed for the future of this city.”
Other outcomes of the development included:
- The improvement of the retained Perry Common Recreation Ground at a cost of £1.7 million which will deliver improved surface water drainage, flood fence and bio-diversity.
- 1080 weeks of training for apprentices and trainees.
- A Training Bursary income of £83,000 to support young people form lower income households into higher education.
- Improved pedestrian access to St Margaret Mary Junior & Infant School.