CONSTRUCTION work has started at an affordable housing development featuring 60 homes. 

Located off Perryfields Road in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, the £10m development is being delivered for housing provider Stonewater. 

Builders Living Space recently received planning approval from Bromsgrove District Council for the project. 

The first homes will be available to move into during 2023. 

Designed by the Birmingham office of architects Stephen George and Partners, the scheme features a mix of one, two, three, and four-bedroom homes.

The site forms part of an allocation for over 1,300 new homes.

Situated in a highly sustainable location, well served by public transport and local amenities, Living Space’s scheme design responds to the plans for the adjacent land, with new footpaths proposed to connect the new communities. 

Paul Breen, managing director of Living Space, said: “Only 2 per cent of new homes are currently being built to EPC A standards, which indicates the highest energy efficiency and performance standards. 

"Stonewater’s future residents will benefit from homes that self-generate a proportion of household electricity, which when combined with the air source heat pumps, will significantly minimise grid energy use. 

"In addition, EV charging points will be installed as standard, enabling solar energy to be used to power cars too. These outstanding homes will be fit for the future while combining the kerb appeal of traditional architecture.” 

Matt Crucefix, director of development (West and South) at Stonewater said: “We’re pleased to be working with Living Space again, to bring this important development to life and enhance the provision of varying types of affordable housing in Bromsgrove.

There is a substantial unmet housing need within this area, with many people who work in the District commuting in".

The 60 two-storey homes will be constructed in red brick and rendered to complement the terraced, semi-detached, and detached homes within the vicinity. Parking will be provided for both future residents and visitors.