Construction and management consultant Turner & Townsend has been awarded a string of contracts for Bournville Village Trust's £24 million eco-redevelopment of Lower Shenley.
The firm will take on the the roles of cost consultant, turnkey project manager and management consultant for the 1,000 acre site provides homes for over 25,000 people.
The project at Lower Shenley aims to improve the range and quality of social housing properties by knocking down and refreshing the existing housing stock which is currently in a poor condition.
Construction will begin at the beginning of 2008 and will involve the demolition of 176 maisonettes and flats to accommodate the re-build of 165 flats which will retain the original design intent of light and space.
Turner & Townsend's management consultants have been advising the trust in order to achieve an EcoHomes "excellent" rating for the new development.
This will to achieve a 60 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions in line with Government targets and will include high levels of insulation and solar hot water systems.
Additional environmental measures for the scheme are also being considered including the separation of pedestrians, bicycles and road traffic to encourage more cycling and walking.
Matt Billingham, director of Turner & Townsend in Birmingham, said: "Sustainability is an important factor in the design and construction of all new housing within the the construction industry and is high on the political agenda.
"The Bournville Village Trust scheme shows that sustainability is more than simple hype and can translate to excellent design, affordable and highly desirable housing within a clean and spacious, environmentally aware and focused community."