16th Apr, 2021

Plan for 100 new houses as NHS land by the Alex is snapped up

Ross Crawford 12th Aug, 2020

A REGIONAL building company has secured part of the grounds of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch to build 100 new homes.

The site is one of two parcels of NHS land snapped up by Sevenhomes, the regional housebuilder by SevenCapital Group.

The other is the former Ross House medical facility in Northfield.

Together the developments will see 130 new homes equating to £30m gross development value – what the combined projects are worth on the open market – across the two sites.

The Redditch site, Wire Croft, is covers an area of 5.85 acres by the vast Alexandra Hospital site, adjacent to Wirehill Wood.

Wire Croft will feature 100 new homes; a mix of one-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom two storey terraced and detached houses.

In Northfield, the 2.4-acre brownfield site, located off Sheldon Road, will be redeveloped to feature a total of 30 new two, three and four-bedroom family homes, in terrace, detached and townhouse styles.

Jonathan Richards, development director at SevenHomes said: “Both of these sites being acquired from the respective NHS Trusts means vital funds will be ploughed straight back into local health service whilst allowing each area to be given a new lease of life and provide much needed, quality new homes for first time buyers and families alike.

“Due to their nature and locations being highly sustainable and brownfield, each will allow us once again to regenerate and place make derelict and underused urban sites into attractive places to live.

“We look forward to delivering high quality homes catering for the requirements of modern living.

“Work will now begin on outlining planning applications for the Northfield and Redditch sites.”

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