A developer has been appointed to a new £40 million Birmingham housing scheme.
Kier Living has been brought in to oversee a major mixed tenure housing scheme on the Primrose Estate in Kings Norton .
The Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust initiative is expected to deliver about 300 new houses, including 148 affordable homes.
The housing scheme will also deliver a hectare of public amenity space, enhancements to infrastructure, junctions and highways and a new superstore.
The site is a part of the city council’s plans to deal with a housing shortage, with the city expected to need 80,000 more homes by 2031 .
It forms part of a strategic push by the authority to attract £9 billion of investment to meet housing targets over the coming years.
Chris King, managing director of Kier Living Central, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected by the council for this strategically important residential opportunity. Our appointment allows us to cement our positive and productive partnership with Birmingham City Council and to support their aspirations to provide high quality affordable housing in the area.
“Birmingham is a dynamic and diverse city that is evolving and growing apace and Kier is committed to being a part of this story, bringing our considerable focus on space, design, innovation and value for money to this unique project, just as we have been able to deliver at Balaam Wood.”
Development at Primrose Estate is due to start on site in March 2016.