TAMWORTH Borough Council’s £19million project to build 140 brand new homes across two estates, is now complete.
The new homes at Tinkers Green and Amington Heath are Tamworth’s biggest council house building programme for a generation.
ENGIE, who are energy and regeneration specialists, has handed over the new 44-home estate off Kerria Road, Amington Heath to the council this month, ready to provide modern, warm and affordable homes for more families.
It follows the completion of the 96-home new estate at Tinkers Green in December last year and marks the end of the huge project to redevelop old and outdated homes across the two sites.
The Kerria redevelopment has seen 38 maisonettes replaced with 44 new homes, made up of eight one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom apartments, 24 two-bedroom houses and eight three-bedroom houses, plus a retail facility.
Its new street names are Primrose Drive and Bluebell Court, with new homes also added to the existing street Robinia.
At the Tinkers Green site, 86 maisonettes were replaced with 96 modern family homes. These are made up of 30 two-bedroom apartments, 44 two-bedroom houses, 19 three bedroom-houses and three four bedroom houses.
Hundreds of people have moved into their new homes, with all properties at Tinkers Green now occupied. The final few properties are currently being allocated at the Kerria site in the coming weeks.
Cllr Michelle Cook, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, said:
“The handing over of the redeveloped Kerria marks the end of a massive regeneration project in two areas of Tamworth.
“The end result is exactly what we set out to achieve and I am really proud to see a beautifully designed estate that will provide good quality social housing that is fit for the 21st century and is now somewhere that residents will be proud to call home.”
Lee Stoneystreet, Regional Director at ENGIE, said:
“The completion of this project marks the end of an era for the team involved, we’re so proud to make a difference to people’s lives by providing quality, safe and warm homes.
“Community regeneration is something we’re very passionate about at ENGIE, and what we’ve achieved together at Tinkers Green and Kerria has been a great example of that. I hope the families moving in enjoy their new homes for many years to come.”
All available Tamworth Borough Council properties are advertised via the Finding a Home website.