National housebuilder Keepmoat Homes has completed the purchase of the former brickworks site on Stallings Lane in Kingswinford.
The land, which is now an open expanse of redundant land, has been purchased from Ibstock Brick Ltd and will be transformed into a 169 new homes development, bringing much-needed housing to the area. Comprising a mixed tenure of 154 two-, three- and four- bedroom houses and 15 apartments, a percentage will be made affordable and available for Shared Ownership and Affordable Rent, which will be managed by a registered provider.
All the houses will be energy efficient and homebuyers will also benefit from an onsite play area and an adjoining retail development with a supermarket and onsite leisure facilities, which are to be submitted for planning approval in Summer 2021.
Charlotte Goode, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Homes, said: ‘’We are very excited to progress with our plans and breathe new life into Kingswinford. Our aim for the area is to transform the vacant site into a thriving inclusive community that will benefit not only those who live there but also to the surrounding area.
“As a homebuilder, we’re committed to providing houses that support first-time buyers, and this development will provide a mix of homes designed specifically to help people get their foot onto the property ladder as well as those looking to up-size.
“We have a strong track record of delivering new homes across the country, particularly on brownfield land such as this and this acquisition is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen our presence in the area and is another step towards our ambitious growth plans in the West Midlands, where we are currently searching for additional land for immediate delivery.”
Following planning approval by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, construction is expected to commence in Spring 2021. The development will take around four years to complete.