Two NHS sites snapped up for housing

SevenHomes has secured the former Ross House medical facility in Northfield and part of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch to build 130 homes equating to £30m GDV across the two sites.

In Northfield, the 2.4-acre brownfield site, located off Sheldon Road, will be redeveloped to feature 30 two, three and four-bedroom family homes, in terrace, detached and townhouse styles.

The Redditch site, Wire Croft, is larger at 5.85 acres and located within the vast Alexandra Hospital site, adjacent to Wirehill Wood.

Wire Croft will feature 100 homes; a mix of one-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom two storey terraced and detached houses.

Jonathan Richards, development director at SevenHomes said: “Both of these sites being acquired from the respective NHS Trusts means vital funds will be ploughed  straight back into local  important health service whilst allowing each area to be given a new lease of life and provide much needed, quality new homes for first time buyers and families alike.

“Due to their nature and locations being highly sustainable and brownfield, each will allow us once again to regenerate and place make derelict and underused urban sites into attractive places to live which as our track record demonstrates is something we at SevenHomes and the SevenCapital Group do particularly well. We look forward to delivering high quality homes catering for the requirements of modern living.

Work will now begin on outlining planning applications for the Northfield and Redditch sites.