Affordable housing developer Lovell has been chosen by Sandwell Council to build the first council housing in the borough for 30 years.
The £2.5 million council housing development in Smethwick will provide 28 flats and houses.
The new housing is being built on the site of the former Bearwood House tower block which was demolished in 2008.
The scheme will create 16 two-bedroom flats, one two-bedroom house, seven three-bedroom houses (one being to full wheelchair standards) and four four-bedroom houses. The new housing is set to welcome its first tenants in March 2011.
Sandwell Council Leader Darren Cooper said: “I am delighted that the scheme is going ahead. These will be the first council houses built in the borough for a long, long time and we will be pressing for more money to be made available for social housing as a result. This is really good news for Sandwell and it means that these new properties will be built in a prime location.”
David Gough, regional director for Lovell, which has its Midlands regional office in Woodgate Valley, added: “It is exciting to be helping to deliver this high-quality new affordable housing development for Sandwell and we look forward to working with Sandwell Council and the local community as the construction programme goes ahead.”