Black Country Housing Group (BCHG), working in conjunction with Harper Group, is progressing works on the ongoing development of 42 one and two bedroom much-needed affordable apartments. 

Security and comfort in your own home is basic human right.  

The National Housing Federation recently reported than over 70% of overcrowded families have experienced a high impact on their health due to overcrowding. This highlights the continued significant need for affordable housing. 

Councillor Kerrie Carmichael and Councillor Suzanne Hartwell, from Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), alongside BCHG Chief Executive, Amanda Tomlinson, were invited on a detailed tour of the development. 

Both Councillors were very keen to understand the benefits of the new development for future residents and to the local community.  

A detailed presentation touched on several aspects including background of the project, construction method, neighbourhood relations, fire stopping, drainage and also put a significant light on the commitment to carbon reduction, including sustainable benefits for residents such as: 

  • Electric vehicle charging points 
  • Sufficient bicycle storage for each resident 
  • Sensored lighting in communal areas  

The realisation of the project would not be possible without the support of the Homes England Grant and SMBC Planning Officers.  

The new development supports BCHG’s ongoing commitment to providing sustainable affordable homes for people in Sandwell and the rest of the Black Country.