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WV Living appoint contractor to build homes on next sites

WV Living has appointed a contractor to develop homes on its next three sites in the City of Wolverhampton.

Jessup has been selected to build 40 homes on the site of the former Prouds Lane Leisure Centre (Peascroft), 34 on the former Ettinghsall Primary School site off Herbert Street (Sweet Briary) and ten on Sweetbriar Road.

Works are expected to start in late summer, with the first homes completed by summer 2019.

Forty units, including ten affordable homes, will be built on Peascroft, while Sweet Briary will see 25 houses and nine apartments developed on the former school site, with ten affordable homes to be constructed on Sweetbriar Road.

Cannock-based firm, Jessup, are currently building 52 homes, including 13 affordable homes, on the site of the former Danesmore Park Primary School.

The development off Russell Close will be named Danesmore Pastures and will see a collection of two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes for sale, with a show home set to open next month (July).

It is all part of WV Living’s first phase of delivering more than 1,000 new homes over the next four years, as the council’s own housing company.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Housing and Assets, said:

“Jessup have impressed with the work they are doing at Danesmore so were the logical choice to build out the next WV Living sites.

“The designs that have been created will provide top quality homes for the city and developments with strong local links, which residents can be proud of.

“There is a strong belief that a council-owned housing company is both viable and offers the best outcomes for the council in terms of both strategic housing and income generation.

“WV Living is supporting the overall house building programme in the City of Wolverhampton and will deliver homes people will love.”

Jessup Managing Director, Clive Jessup said:

“We are delighted to have been selected to deliver these much needed, high quality new homes for WV Living and the community of Wolverhampton, which are being constructed using our team of skilled local tradespeople and suppliers.”

Full information on the homes, the development sites and how to register an interest in viewing or buying, is available on the WV Living website:

Issued by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Corporate Communications Team. For more information, please call 01902 555439.

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