Carisbrooke Road, Friar Park, Wednesbury
Housing and Communities at Sandwell Council is continuing to move forward with its programme of new build social housing in response to the increasing demand within the borough.
A new development at Carisbrooke Road, Wednesbury, has been designed by the council's Urban Design and Building Services team and follows a successful assisted living scheme at Oxford Road West Bromwich. Funding has been provided by Sandwell MBC and Homes England.
The development is located on a site previously containing a high-rise block and maisonettes which were demolished in 2004. The site has since suffered from anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping.
Ground levels across the site varied considerably and presented some difficult challenges resulting in major ground retention works and a surface water attenuation scheme.
The development consists of a mixture of forty six 2, 3 and 4 bedroomed houses and four 2 bedroomed flats and Urban Design has created an attractive modern housing layout within a landscaped area which provides secure and desirable social housing accommodation.
The dwellings have been designed on a lifetime home basis which will cater for the needs of the tenants throughout their occupancy.
Carisbrooke Road Houses have now been completed and handed over, with just the resurfacing of the adjacent road the only outstanding works.