A sustainable development with an eye to the future is breathing new life into West Bromwich while providing high-quality homes for local people
A much-anticipated sustainable housing development for West Bromwich has completed the first stage of its development. Woodbourne Group, the Birmingham based company behind the Canalside development, has announced that the £13 million scheme is well on course to provide quality homes for local people, with more to follow.
The project that consists of 70 high-quality homes has sustainability at its heart. Close to the M6 motorway and just 20 minutes from the city centre, it’s being heralded as a game changer for the local area. The brand-new waterside residential quarter is expected to attract new investment, employment, and prosperity for the whole Black Country region.
“Phase one and Phase 2 of the scheme have now been completed and handed over for use. Phases 3 & 4 are progressing well, with almost all properties now water-tight and weatherproof with internal works progressing at pace,” says Woodbourne’s Chief Executive Officer, Tani Dulay.
Once the home to a semi-derelict industrial estate, the new site is revitalising the area and raising the bar when it comes to sustainability. As well as charging points for EV vehicles the waterside development also includes generous bicycle storage. Situated immediately next door to the Black Lake tram stop, it will provide easy access for residents and visitors to the HS2 high speed railway. This means that London and it’s key surrounding areas will be less than an hour from the development.
Woodbourne Group has been quick to herald the hard work of everyone involved as they kept the project operational despite the challenges presented by Covid-19. It’s testament to the flexibility and forward thinking of the group that the project has remained firmly on track through lockdowns and shortages of materials that have caused serious delays elsewhere.
The Canalside development also supports the Secured By Design (SBD) scheme, adopting crime prevention measures in development design in a bid to help prevent crime and helping people to feel safe in their communities.
About Woodbourne Group: Woodbourne Group is an investment and development group that exploits potential across all aspects of real estate through creative flair and entrepreneurial vision. Driven to reinforce Birmingham’s position as a leading sustainable city, their projects continue to regenerate the city and attract both cultural and business investment. The Group is currently behind the world’s first mixed-use and net zero carbon masterplan. Woodbourne Group is facing the sustainability challenge head on, creating people and planet centred developments that unlock economic opportunities without costing the earth.