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£3m project to deliver 'affordable' homes begins

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development

3m project to deliver 'affordable' homes begins 3m project to deliver 'affordable' homes begins

A £3 million project to transform derelict land into 'affordable' homes has got underway in Handsworth, Birmingham.

Social landlord Circle Housing Mercian – which manages over 3,500 homes across the West Midlands - is building a mixture of 34 one, two, three and four-bedroom properties at Honeswode Close.

The development replaces a disused bowling green which has become a haunt for littering and anti-social behaviour.

Jerry Harkness, regional development director for Circle Housing, said: “This scheme will deliver good quality and much needed affordable housing to Handsworth. Developing brownfield sites, particularly in cities like Birmingham, is a great way to ensure that current and future generations have affordable places to live.

“Circle Housing Mercian has been building new homes, regenerating communities and helping its residents in the West Midlands for more than 50 years. We have a pipeline of around150 new homes in Birmingham and are actively looking for more sites to build on. We also want to do more by working in partnership with government, local authorities and private partners.”

The homes will be built to code 3 for sustainability and are set to be completed by June 2015.

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