Work is under way to build 13 new homes in Dudley for West Midlands provider Black Country Housing Group (BCHG).
The scheme is located on Darkhouse Lane in Coseley, and is supported by grant funding from Homes England. The properties are scheduled to be ready for occupation in October 2024.
BCHG has appointed Morro Partnerships as the main contractor, and Waldeck Consulting as the employer’s agent, clerk of works and principal designer.
The development consists of six three-bedroom houses, three two-bedroom houses, and six one-bedroom apartments, intended to create a “close-knit” neighbourhood.
Amanda Tomlinson, BCHG’s chief executive, said: “BCHG is excited to be developing new affordable homes on this site in Coseley with our partners Morro Partnerships and Waldeck Consulting, supported by grant funding from Homes England.
“The properties are designed to be highly energy efficient, minimising their environmental impact, reducing running costs for our customers, and will provide high quality much needed affordable accommodation for local residents in Dudley.”
The energy efficiency features include heating and hot water provided by electricity via an electric boiler with solar panels and battery backup. The organisation says this is designed to minimise running costs for future residents and transition away from using gas.
They scheme will also feature secure cycle storage to “encourage the use of alternative modes of transport”, and electric vehicle charging points for each property. Labour and materials are also being sourced locally, where possible, including joists and trusses.
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