WM Housing has agreed a deal which will see us deliver 100 new homes at the site of the former Hall Green greyhound stadium.
The 210-home redevelopment of the iconic stadium, which hosted racing for a century, was granted planning permission by Birmingham City Council in September and WM Housing has agreed a deal with developer Galliford Try Partnerships to deliver half of the new homes at the site.
Under the agreement Partnerships will provide 110 homes which will be sold by its housebuilding business Linden Homes. The remaining homes will be built for WM Housing, all of them affordable, and these will be offered at affordable and social rents as well as shared ownership.
The homes built by WM Housing will cost £11.5million and will be a mix of two-bedroom flats and two and three-bedroom houses.
The majority of the new homes, 80, will be offered at social and affordable rents with a further 20 offered for shared ownership via Signature New Homes.
Galliford Try Partnerships acquired the former greyhound stadium site in April and it presents one of the largest residential development opportunities available in Birmingham.
Nick Byrne, Executive Director of Development at WM Housing, said: “We are delighted to have agreed a deal to transform this site in what will be one of our biggest developments ever. In Hall Green, as in many parts of Birmingham and the country, there is an acute shortage of housing that people can afford. This development will deliver a really significant number of new affordable homes to the community.
“Working in partnership with Galliford Try Partnerships, this development will regenerate this area and create a vibrant community in Hall Green.”
James Warrington, Regional Managing Director for Galliford Try Partnerships Midlands, said: “This is a major development opportunity for us in Birmingham and it represents a significant contribution to the new build local housing market in the area.
“We want to build long term business relationships with our partners so we are very pleased to have joined forces with WM Housing to bring forward this much needed, high-quality project which will see a full range of housing built over the next two years.”