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Vistry and Homes England to deliver 1,000 new Midlands homes

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Homes England has appointed Vistry Group to lead the regeneration of the former Birmingham City Hospital site, and a further site in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. The two schemes will deliver a total of 1,000 new homes for the Midlands.

Birmingham City Hospital has been granted outline planning permission for the delivery of 750 homes, while the site in Northamptonshire will see the group build 250 new homes on land formerly owned by Homes England.

Of the 750 homes delivered at the Birmingham City Hospital site, 50% will be affordable or private-rent tenures, and the remaining will be for market sale. The site will also have more than 8,000 sq ft reserved for commercial and community space.

The Hardingstone, will deliver 250 mixed-tenure homes with more than 50% presold and has outline planning permission.

The majority of the 1,000 new homes will be manufactured off-site using timber frames from the Vistry Works East Midlands factory in Leicestershire.

Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Vistry, said: “These deals further evidence the benefit of our long-term strategic partnership with Homes England, enabling the group to deliver a significant number of mixed tenure homes in the Midlands.

“Furthermore, the unique capabilities of Vistry Works will allow us to utilise timber frame manufacturing at scale across both sites, speeding up housing delivery whilst reducing carbon emissions.”

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