The demolition of old buildings on the Heath Town estate remains on track - with work on the first new homes to emerge in their place expected by the end of the year.

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Around 10 weeks remain on the demolition programme, which includes the removal of garages, a disused underground car park, 36 maisonettes and other buildings that have been vacant for some years.

The demolition will pave the way for the development of more than 300 brand new homes for sale and rent, including new council homes, across several sites as part of the revised Heath Town Masterplan.

City of Wolverhampton Council hope to appoint architects next month (May) for the first phase of 30 homes on Hobgate Road.

Director for Housing, Kate Martin, said: "Excellent progress is being made on the demolition programme at Heath Town.

"Real change is happening and we are fast approaching the exciting prospect of seeing new homes being built on the estate, the majority of which will be new houses with gardens.

"This is a major regeneration programme in the city that will make a huge difference to the quality of life and housing choice for our residents."

The new homes across Heath Town will be a mixture of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, and 2 bedroom bungalows, as well as 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. All of the new homes will have their own car parking space provided.

Phase one of the enabling works at Heath Town saw the demolition of walkways and garages in the Hobgate Road area of the estate, and other works included disconnecting and re-routing the district heating pipework and the refurbishment of the ground and lower ground floors of Ling House to provide new office, meeting and activity space for the Hope Family Centre.

The demolition works will also create an interim car park of 50 additional spaces on the site of the former Chervil Rise blocks. This will be available for use by Heath Town residents by the middle of May.

  • released: Friday 20¬†April, 2018