Work starts on 50 new council homes

Published 26th March 2018

Work has started on a £7.5 million scheme which will see 50 new council homes being built in Wednesbury.
arisbrooke Road new council homes

Work has started on a £7.5 million scheme which will see 50 new council homes being built in Wednesbury.

Sandwell Council is working with Seddon Construction Ltd at the site in Carisbrooke Road, Friar Park.

The development is made up of four two-bedroom apartments, 28 two-bedroom houses, 15 three-bedroom houses and three four-bedroom houses.

Councillor Kerrie Carmichael, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “It’s good news that work is starting on another council housing development in Sandwell.

“This is a further example of the council working with a partner such as Seddon Construction to increase the quantity and choice of housing in Sandwell.

“Schemes like this are part of the council’s wider affordable housing development programme to increase the number of council-owned homes available."

Rob Moore, business unit director, housing partnerships from Seddon Construction, said: "I am absolutely delighted that Seddon has been chosen by Sandwell Council to construct these homes in their community and that our reputation in this sector and region have been recognised for such a valuable partnership.

"This project marks a real significant milestone for both Seddon and Sandwell, and we look forward to building much-neeed homes for people to live in."

The site was previously occupied by a high-rise block, Carisbrooke House and two maisonette blocks which were demolished by the council some years ago.

The homes are scheduled to be completed by June 2019.