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New homes for army medical staff based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The houses are a joint initiative between Birmingham City Council, the Ministry of Defence and construction partners.

Coun John Lines with Sgt Roger Waters looking at homes for heroes which were being built by charity the Alderson Trust in Bartley Green.

Military medical staff caring for wounded soldiers, sailors and airmen at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital are to receive 64 purpose-built homes.

The homes, costing £12.8 million, have either just been finished or awating completion in Longbridge and Kings Norton.

The houses are a joint initiative between Birmingham City Council, the Ministry of Defence and construction partners.

The authority’s development boss, Coun Tahir Ali (Lab, Nechells) said: “I am delighted Birmingham Council and its partners have provided high-quality homes for service personnel.

“We will continue to look at ways this type of housing for both current and former armed services personnel.

“This shows our commitment to our armed forces.”

Earlier this year Coun Ali was criticised over the scrapping of 19 homes for heroes planned for Loftus Close in Bartley Green .

At the time he pledged other military housing developments would be looked at.

Brigadier Martin Boswell, of the MoD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation, said: “These homes have been made available for personnel who treat military patients injured on operations.

“Although not all the properties have been completed yet, the majority that have been are already occupied and the families are reaping the benefits of efficient homes with the promise of lower running costs.”

Construction firms working on the developments are Kier Partnership, Galliford Try and Orion Developments.

Kier managing director Chris King said: “We are proud to be making a difference in our community, working in partnership to deliver high quality homes for the MoD and drive forward regeneration in Birmingham.”

 
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