Tag: Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust

Turning garage sites and pubs into 131 new homes

Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a two year house-building programme worth nearly £19 million at a meeting on Wednesday 13 September. The programme will see the council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – deliver 107 new homes for social rent and 24 new homes for sale on […]

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Birmingham City Council scoops awards for training and building

Birmingham City Council has scooped two awards at this year’s Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards – one for its building scholarship programme and another for its social housing. Building Birmingham Scholarship took Skills and Training Scheme of the Year in recognition of the range of people the scholarship is benefiting, from those achieving first-class degrees […]

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New programme to support small house builders

A new four year programme which will see small and medium sized house builders working for Birmingham City Council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – was launched today (22 March 2017) at Birmingham’s Council House. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said:  “The development of […]

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Perry Common regeneration enters final phase

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. […]

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Birmingham school pupils name road for latest housing scheme

Children from New Hall Junior School in Sutton Coldfield helped to celebrate the latest Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) housing development after they named the new road for a bungalow scheme ‘Hall Croft’. Four two-bedroom dormer bungalows and one single story two-bedroom bungalow were completed two weeks ago and the new residents have just moved […]

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Birmingham City Council wins award for social housing

Birmingham City Council has won ‘Social Housing Provider of the Year’ at the Insider Residential Property Awards 2016. The award highlighted the work of the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) programme -which is currently the largest provider of affordable homes per annum in the Midlands – and showcased recent BMHT projects  in Nechells, Sutton Coldfield […]

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BMHT celebrates 2,000th home milestone

Birmingham City Council is celebrating the completion of the 2,000th home built through its own award-winning house-building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT). The property, in Alma Street North, Newtown, was officially handed over to tenants Salih Kharif and his wife Mahadia Abdelrahman by Councillor Tahir Ali, the council’s cabinet member for development, transport and […]

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Northfield flats demolition plan set for approval

By on 19/01/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet are being asked to approve plans to demolish a block of flats in Northfield as part of Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust’s (BMHT) ongoing programme of ensuring its properties are sustainable and meet the needs of residents. A report to be considered by cabinet on January 26 asks councillors to give the go-ahead to proposals […]

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Work begins on new housing development in Erdington

By on 21/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the start of work on the new Erdington Gardens housing development in Jarvis Road, Erdington. The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) scheme will consist of 116 homes – 58 affordable rent and 58 for sale – and will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses […]

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Why ‘Pay to Stay’ is a new tax on work

By on 08/12/2015 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is proposing that council tenants should pay a market value rent if their joint income is above £30k.  The following blog is an extract from Cllr Cotton’s speech at Council on Tuesday 1 December in which he spoke against the ‘Pay to Stay’ proposals and gained council […]

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