The former Armitage Shanks Tap Works factory in Low Hill is being marketed to prospective housing developers.

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The City of Wolverhampton Council is inviting developers to submit expressions of interest by 11 April to be part of an ambitious scheme to build more than 100 homes across 3 derelict sites in the local area.

The factory on Showell Road closed its doors in 2007 and has since been demolished.

The council hopes to appoint a development partner in the summer to build a mix of high quality council and private homes on the site, as well as on land on the nearby Fifth Avenue and Broome Road.

Work could start on site as early as this autumn, with a view to the council units being completed within 2 years, followed by completion of the private housing.

Lesley Roberts, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Strategic Director for Housing, said: "This project will give the Low Hill area a major boost and the proposals have been warmly welcomed by the Hawksford Residents and Tenants Association.

"As part of regeneration plans for Wolverhampton, our aim is to see 10,000 new homes built in Wolverhampton by 2026.

"This project supports the house building programme and will ensure we can deliver quality homes for all."

The scheme will comprise a mixture of 1, 2 and 4 bedroom properties including flats, houses and bungalows.

The development at Fifth Avenue will also include 2 wheelchair accessible family sized bungalows, which are already under construction, as well as a specialist supported housing scheme for people with mental health needs.

The council has secured a Local Development Order meaning the preferred development partner will only have to submit full details of the proposed new homes to the council for approval.

  • released: Tuesday 29¬†March, 2016