Habinteg Housing Association will soon start work at the site of former care home Mali Jenkins House, in Walsall, to develop accessible and general needs housing for local people.
As well as bringing new homes to the area, the work is bringing employment with local construction company J. Harper & Sons Ltd on board to complete the build.
Habinteg is set to transform the site, which closed in 2017, into a stunning new apartment block.
The building will house an 18-unit block of flats on the site. Six will be fully wheelchair accessible. It will also be energy efficient and feature a landscaped communal garden and parking court.
Walsall Council will benefit from 100 per cent of the nominations which will help to reduce the number of people on the housing waiting list in the area.
Matt Kelly, Head of Development, said: “I'm extremely excited to finally be able get started with works on the site of the former Mali Jenkins House. The proposed scheme will provide much needed affordable / accessible dwellings, for local people, and our access experts, Centre for Accessible Environments, will provide support on the design of those homes.
“We're also pleased to be able to continue our commitment to working with locally based SME contractors, providing jobs in the wider Walsall area.”
Mike Harvey, Group Commercial Director, Harper Group, said: "We're delighted to be working in partnership with Habinteg to deliver much needed affordable housing.
"As a local contractor to Walsall, we're looking forward to engaging with the local supply chain and transforming this brownfield site into a vibrant area for the local community."
The works are due for completion in September 2024.