Pete Butler, site manager at Keon Homes (Image credit: Keon Homes)

Construction work has started on a multimillion-pound residential site in a West Midlands town, which was once rumoured to be the home of the ironworks that manufactured the anchor used by the ill-fated Titanic. 

Keon Homes, a provider of affordable and social housing, working in partnership with housing association Bromford, is regenerating the brownfield site on Woods Lane in Cradley Heath.

Now foundations have been put into place for the scheme, which will provide 34 affordable homes. Building work is to start in earnest.

The one, two and three-bedroom houses being constructed at the development over the next 12 months will be available to rent with Bromford.

The first stage of the project, formally owned by Holtite, involved safely demolishing the old industrial buildings and completing remediation.

Ben Sharp, technical co-ordinator at Keon Homes, said:

“There is a real need in the area to build homes that are affordable, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Bromford on Woods Lane.

“Working together, we purchased a piece of land and are turning a disused industrial site into a community where individuals, couples and families can live.”

The first homes are due to be completed before the end of the year. Construction work is expected to be finished by April 2024.

Source: Inside Media

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