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First home on Tap Works scheme to go on show

The first of 150 new homes are emerging on the Tap Works Development scheme in Low Hill - with the show home set to open its doors this Saturday (29 September).

(l-r): Cllr Peter Bilson and Darren Beale, Regional Director of Galliford Try Partnerships, outside the new Tap Works show home
Outside the new Tap Works show home

Galliford Try Partnerships is delivering the project, which consists of 3 derelict locations - the historic former Armitage Shanks Tap Works Factory site, and land on Fifth Avenue and Broome Road. Once complete, the homes will be sold under the group's Linden Homes brand.

Forty of the units will be council homes for rent, with the remainder to be sold as market housing.

The first 6 homes for market sale on Fifth Avenue and Broome Road are close to completion, while the first 12 council homes on the same streets are set to be handed over to the council in spring 2019.

At the same point, a specialist supported housing scheme of 14 homes on Fifth Avenue for people with mental health needs, which will be staffed at all times, will also become ready for use.

The remaining council homes, as well as market housing for sale, are expected to be completed within 3 years.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, Councillor Peter Bilson, said: "I am delighted to see the Tap Works scheme hit this major milestone.

"This is an exciting time for house building in the city with a host of projects springing up to benefit everyone.

"Work on this site supports the house building programme and will deliver quality homes for all."

Darren Beale, Regional Director of Galliford Try Partnerships, added: "We're delighted to be working with City of Wolverhampton Council to deliver this mixed tenure development and to transform these derelict sites into homes that people are proud to live in.

"The combination of affordable and starter housing for sale goes some way to satisfy the demand for new homes across the city."

  • released: Thursday 27 September, 2018