A former car dealership on Birmingham Road has been transformed in to affordable housing.

Roman Court, a Bromsgrove District Housing Trust development (bdht), is situated on the former All Saints Garage site.

The development includes 19 one-bedroom rent and shared ownership properties with each home having an allocated car parking space and cycle space.

Mark Robertson, chief executive at bdht, said: “The shortfall of affordable housing across the UK is creating a national crisis, placing enormous strain on services, and having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of many people. This shortage is particularly evident in Bromsgrove, where there is an extremely long waiting list for truly reasonably priced homes.”

Bdht was given the green light for the scheme in September 2019, following the closure of the former car dealership in July 2019. Construction on the development began in December 2019.

Mark added: “We are delighted with the outcome of this scheme, which is helping to combat the housing crisis locally, and the difference it will make to many individuals who have been struggling to own or rent their own home in the Bromsgrove.”

Bromsgrove MP, Sajid Javid, visited the site last October to while construction was underway, and said: "It is incredibly important that we continue to deliver developments such as this to Bromsgrove, not only for our local economy, but to help give people the chance to have their own home in their local area.”

Roman Court is supporting the National Housing Federations’ (NHF) #FixTheHousingCrisisCampaign by delivering additional affordable housing to the Bromsgrove area.