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New homes boost for Wolverhampton

More than 200 new homes are to be built in Wolverhampton as part of a major development in the city.

Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Prosperity Councillor Peter Bilson (right) meeting the Managing Director of Taylor Wimpey Daniel McGowan at the start of work on the former Jennie Lee Centre site in Wednesfield
Start of work on the former Jennie Lee Centre site

The site of the former council owned Jennie Lee Centre site in Wednesfield is set to be redeveloped for 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, including apartments and family housing for sale and rent.

Wolverhampton City Council has now handed over the former office and training facility to the developer Taylor Wimpey and work will soon start on the demolition to make way for the construction of the first houses.

Of these properties, 54 that are built will be affordable housing to help buyers to get on to the property ladder.

In addition to the housing, a number of environmental improvements will also be made including the creation of a large area of open space for residents, enhancing the canal towpath and implementing road safety measures.

The grass pitches and the synthetic surface on the site are all being reprovided at other locations within the city as part of the wider Wolverhampton Sport Development and Investment Strategy.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Prosperity, said: "We are delighted to announce Taylor Wimpey has been signed up to redevelop this site.

"The creation of more new housing in Wolverhampton, especially affordable properties, is one of our top priorities and this development will certainly help us achieve that.

"It is also very pleasing that the whole area will also benefit from a number of environmental enhancements as part of this scheme."

Daniel McGowan, Managing Director of Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: "We are delighted to be building new homes in Wednesfield and to be doing so in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council.

"This is a major development for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands and we have been overwhelmed by the level of interest in our new homes, which we hope to release for sale in February."

  • released: Tuesday 17 December, 2013