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

Social homes adapted to suit larger families Social homes adapted to suit larger families

Six new social housing homes in Birmingham have been designed to accommodate some of the city's larger families.

The four-bed properties on Cartland Road, Sparkbrook offer the space to comfortably house families of up to six.

The news homes have replaced 10 supported living flats, and have helped to put an end to cases of anti-social behaviour linked to the previously disused site.

Developed by Friendship Care and Housing (Friendship), three families are already settling into their new homes.

"The vibrant diversity of Birmingham means that there is a huge variety in demand for homes of different sizes; the larger your family is the harder it can be to find a home where you can all live safely and affordably under one roof. These homes are ideal for six person families,” said Neil Ashford, head of property and investment at Friendship.

Friendship teamed up with Manton Building Contractors to deliver the homes after securing £180,000 from the Recycled Capital Grant Fund and an extra £68,000 from the Disposals Proceeds Fund to help bring the project to fruition.

Neil Ashford added: “The project demonstrates Friendship’s commitment to rejuvenating communities and providing sustainable tenancies. Thank you to our architects, E&H Design Consultants, and the Employers Agents, Rodney Ashford Associates. We all hope that the families settle in and feel quickly at home in Sparkbrook.”

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