New homes ready for tenants in West Bromwich
Kerry Bolister (Sandwell Council) Pinder Bungar (Property Services Manager - Riverside). Councillor Hussain (Sandwell Council) at Handover
Social landlord Riverside has completed two additional homes in West Bromwich as part of the Hawthorn Fields PFI project.
The homes are joint funded by Riverside and Sandwell Council working with contractor Three Pines building to build two new four bedroom houses on Meyrick Road.
Last month (February) employees from Riverside were joined by colleagues from Sandwell Council and Councillor Mahboob Hussain to officially mark the completion of the two new build homes.
The semi-detached houses are designed to achieve level three environmental rating for the code for sustainable homes and comply with lifetime homes design guide. This means they are economical to heat and designed for wheelchair access.
Pinder Bungar, Riverside Property Services Manager said: “We used the saving we made through the PFI project to help fund the much needed four bedroom properties.
“We’ve offered the properties to families that were overcrowded and have been waiting for a larger home to come available. The homes that they are moving from will now be available for those looking to downsize.”
Sandwell Council's Deputy Leader Councillor Mahboob Hussain said: “It’s great news that we and Riverside are able to provide these four-bedroom homes and it's good to hear they will house families currently living in overcrowded conditions.
“I’m impressed to see how the design of the properties means they are wheelchair accessible, plus they can be easily converted in the future to help assist tenants with disabilities. These two homes are a valuable addition to the estate.”
Graham Haughton, from Three Building said: “Three Pines Building Co Ltd is proud to have been a part of this project in partnership with Riverside and Sandwell Council. We hope that everyone involved is as happy with the outcome of the new houses as we are, and that the families that have moved into the properties enjoy their new homes.”