City bosses are set to approve the development of housing on ten small parcels of land - including former garage blocks, council depots and a pub site.
The council’s house building arm, the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) , will develop 107 new homes for rent and 24 for sale on the sites dotted around the city.
It will invest almost £19 million in the development - money it expects to recoup through rent and sales over the next 30 years.
The ten sites are:
- Coopers Arms pub site, Bean Croft, Bartley Green
- Two former tower block sites lining A34 Birchfield Road at Perry Barr
- Land at Burnel Road, Selly Oak
- Garage site, Clissold Street, Shenley Fields
- Land at Cradley Croft,
- Land behind 26-48 Ebrook Road, Sutton Coldfield
- Car Park, Erasmus Road, Sparkhill
- Garage site on corner of Finsbury Grove and Short Heath Road, Edington
- Yard at Fleming Road, Quinton
- Land on Grosvenor Road, Handsworth
The 18 properties being built on Birchfield Road will be starter homes for sale. Up to six properties earmarked for Ebrook Road, Sutton Coldfield will be for sale. The remaining homes will be for social rent.
Smaller local house building firms will be invited to bid for the development contracts and they will, between them, be expected to provide up to 19 apprenticeships.
Council Labour cabinet member for housing and homes Peter Griffiths, said: “BMHT has built around 2,500 new homes in the last three years and has built more than 20 per cent of all new homes in Birmingham since 2011.
!Despite huge pressures on the council, we are determined to tackle the housing crisis - building new homes, working with housing partners in the region and pursuing creative solutions to address different housing needs.
“This latest programme contains mostly small schemes - building houses on redundant garage courts, municipal depots and the sites of former pubs across the city. In order to deliver this, we will encourage smaller contractors to re-enter the house building market.
!Alongside this much-needed investment into smaller companies, the scheme will also see the development of 19 apprenticeship opportunities and £660,000 investment into our scholarship initiative. This is a win for house building, a win for the economy and a win for training.”