Developing New Homes
We have a long history of providing high-quality, affordable homes that support people to live independently. We will continue to build desperately needed new homes for social and affordable rent in the Midlands, whilst supporting customers who aspire to move into home ownership.
Spotlight: Leicester regeneration project
Contract value: £58M
Contractor: Westleigh Partnerships Ltd
Local authority: Leicester City Council
Number of units: 395
Tenure: Outright sale, private rent, affordable rent and shared ownership
This ambitious project is the product of a joint venture partnership between Midland Heart and Westleigh Partnerships Ltd which aims to provide 395 new homes on three disused sites across Leicester: the former hosiery factory site on Leicester’s Wolsey Island, former St. Mary’s allotments on Aylestone Road and abandoned industrial land off Green Lane Road.
Staying true to the area’s heritage the project will restore the former Wolsey chimney and distinctive water tower to help preserve Sock Island’s important industrial heritage for future generations.
Spotlight: Modular Mews, Foleshill, Coventry
Contract value: £538,546
Contractor: Central site accommodation
Local authority: Coventry City Council
Number of units: Four units for affordable rent
This pilot project on ‘Modular Mews’ are our first modular homes to be built for affordable rent. Work on site started towards the end of 2016 and during one weekend in February 2017 all four homes were craned in after being built off-site at a factory in Nuneaton. Construction of the development was completed within six weeks.
“All four properties have been built to an incredibly high standard of both design and environmental sustainability making them cost-effective to run and maintain. “Modular homes are just one of the options we are exploring to deal with the effects of the housing crisis and are part of our commitment to build 2000 new homes across the Midlands over the next five years.”- Chris Miller, Director of Development