Work gets underway on major development of former Birmingham greyhound stadium

Work on a major development to build 210 high quality homes on a former greyhound stadium in Hall Green, Birmingham is well underway.

The scheme is being built jointly with one of the UK’s leading housebuilding groups, Galliford Try Partnerships.

Selling under the Linden Homes brand, Galliford Try’s award-winning housebuilding business, will sell 110 of the homes. We will acquire the remaining 100 homes for more than £14.5m and they will be offered at affordable rents as well as shared ownership.

Work on foundations has already been completed and superstructures are being installed at the site.

Our Executive Director of Development Nick Byrne visited the site with our Development Project Manager Natalie Littlehales accompanied by Pat Freeman from Galliford Try Partnerships.

Nick Byrne says: “WM Housing has ambitious targets to deliver new homes for local people.

“We are determined that we make the biggest contribution possible to building homes which will transform people’s lives.

“The site is a unique opportunity for a residential development and it is just four and a half miles east of the city centre.”

Commenting on the new development, Darren Beale, Regional Director for Galliford Try Partnerships says: “We’re delighted to be working with WM Housing to deliver this significant mixed tenure development in Hall Green.

“The range of dwellings and various tenures will offer the widest possible choice of affordable homes built to the highest standards.”

The homes are set to be completed by March 2021 and will provide much needed accommodation.

It will be a mix of apartments and two-bedroom and three-bedroom homes.

The properties at the site will have several benefits including reduced energy bills for residents and high thermal efficiency ratings.

The development is close to schools, shops and other local amenities. Hall Green train station also allows commuter access into Birmingham New Street Station.

Acting Director, Neighbourhoods at Birmingham City Council, Robert James, adds: “We’re thrilled work is underway on this development following the closure of the stadium in 2017.

“It is a thriving and expanding area of the city and it will help provide much needed homes when the development is complete.”