Work to regenerate former MoD site starts

Work has started to transform a former MoD site in Birmingham into a housing scheme.

Miller Homes West Midlands is now on site at  Rectory Gardens in Sutton Coldfield.

The development has been earmarked as a regeneration project after the land which was previously used as a MoD building had remained vacant following The Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) relocation to nearby Lichfield.

Once complete, it will bring 121 two, three and four-bedroom homes to the area, with the first release of homes set to be unveiled in time for Summer 2022, followed by its showhome and sales centre later in Autumn 2022.

Area sales director for Miller Homes Midlands, Alastair Parsons, said: “We’re delighted to be able to breathe new life into an area that could have fallen into disrepair and we are looking forward to launching it later this year. At Miller Homes, we’re committed to helping build welcoming communities, and Rectory Gardens is no different.

“Not only will we be designing and building new homes, but the development will also feature a new pond and plenty of new trees and shrubs. These will hopefully attract lots of wildlife and create a picturesque neighbourhood for future residents.

“Rectory Gardens will be a neighbourhood that is perfect for house buyers looking for a vibrant, city life. Easy connections to Birmingham allow residents to visit the lively bars and restaurants in the city centre where Sutton Coldfield itself has an exciting entertainment scene. We look forward to seeing the new community grow, and welcoming our first residents, once it launches later this year.”