Midlands-based Willmott Dixon has been appointed to deliver a £34 million contract that will see 266 new homes built for WV Living, the Local Housing Company, delivering new homes for the City of Wolverhampton Council.
The company will deliver The Marches, a combination of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes – 67 of which will be affordable – on the site of the former Wednesfield High School on Lakefield Road.
Willmott Dixon is teaming up with BM3 Architecture to create the new development, with work starting on site shortly so that the first homes are ready to welcome residents in late 2019.
Simon Liversage, Director at Willmott Dixon, said: “We have delivered over £200 million of projects in the Midlands in recent years and our team are looking forward to working with WV Living to develop houses and apartments that bring much-needed new places to live for the people of Wolverhampton. In the process we’ll also focus on supporting regional companies and jobs with our ‘local pound’ commitment.
“WV Living’s determination to utilise existing brownfield sites within the city plays a significant role in supporting the redevelopment of Wolverhampton, reclaiming and repurposing discussed sites such as this.”
WV Living is also developing three further sites as part of its phase one developments, with 52 homes on the site of the former Danesmore Park Primary School in Ashmore Park, 25 new homes at the former Ettingshall Primary School site, and 40 homes to be delivered at the former Prouds Lane Leisure Centre site.
Kate Martin, Director for Housing, City of Wolverhampton Council, said: “This is fantastic news for WV Living and for the city, The Marches will provide much-needed quality homes to rent and high-quality homes to buy.”