Plans for redevelopment of derelict brewery site get green light

A derelict brewery yard in Wolverhampton is set for transformation after developers were given the green light for its redevelopment.

Harris Lamb, working with Keon Homes, has secured full planning permission on behalf of Amber Pines for the residential development of 64 dwellings at the Springfield Brewery service yard on Cambridge Street which has stood vacant for over a decade.

The deal is expected to complete imminently on the 1.6 acre site allowing Keon Homes to start ground works this year, paving the way for 33 apartments and 31 houses.

Sam Silcocks, of Harris Lamb’s planning team, said: “This is a good example of how a complicated brownfield site can be delivered when the right parties are aligned and the right planning strategy identified from the outset.

“Working with Keon Homes and its client Wise Living was instrumental in ensuring the delivery of the unconventional layout, thereby meeting the planning policy requirements, whilst also delivering on the requirements for all the parties in the land deal.”

James Willcock, of Harris Lamb’s residential land team, who brokered the deal, said: “This is another brownfield site in the Black Country which has seen Harris Lamb play a pivotal part within both the sale and planning process in order to bring more homes to the region.

“We have a number of other brownfield sites in the pipeline, and we look forward to working with landowners and clients together to generate successful strategies to unlock their potential too.”

Tom Chew of Keon Homes added: “We are looking forward to bringing this high-quality scheme forward for private rent with our client Wise Living.  This is the next in the portfolio of sites we have and as Keon Homes continues to grow, we remain active in our search for new opportunities across all tenures”.