Construction begins on £15m development

Construction has begun on a £15m development that will bring forward new homes on land that was once home to Dudley’s public swimming baths.

The project includes 60 homes, with 20% classified as affordable housing.

H2B Homes is using local construction companies and supply chains to build the new homes on brownfield land at Blowers Green Road, supported by an £800k investment from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

Richard Parker, Mayor of the West Midlands, and Chair of the WMCA, said: “We need to fix the housing crisis by building more good quality homes that are safe, warm and genuinely affordable. There will be many people in Dudley and across the rest of the region who are desperate to rent or buy a good quality property so we have to increase the rate at which we build such homes.

“I’m especially pleased to see how these new properties at Blowers Green include the use of some Advanced Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) techniques. We are encouraging more developers to use this because it means homes can be built faster and to higher energy efficiency standards.

“Schemes like Blowers Green breathe new life into derelict sites and provide much-needed new homes for local people but in the longer term we need to vastly increase the size of our social housing sector which is woefully insufficient at present and driving many people into expensive but poor quality privately rented accommodation.”

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