whg turns ambitious plans to reality

  • 26th January 2024

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whg is dedicated to shaping the future of the region through ambitious regeneration initiatives. As proud champions of placeshaping that enables communities to thrive, the long-term investor and landlord is making the most out of technically difficult brownfield sites and disused buildings.

With 26 live sites and 782 homes currently under construction, is pushing towards its personal record of delivering more than 500 homes in 2023/24.

Creating new places across the region

The Royal Quarter in Wolverhampton, a new residential place created out of land in and around the iconic former Royal Hospital, is a collaborative effort between Morrow Partnerships, Homes England, the YMCA, City of Wolverhampton Council and local charity All Saints Action Network. With around 500 new homes across three phases, phase one and part of phase two are already occupied. The ongoing phase two includes 48 apartments for over 55s within the Grade II Listed former hospital, and 154 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership on land to the rear.

whg is also expanding its offer and is currently building homes for the first time in Stourbridge.  The landlord is working with Revelan Group, Homes England and Dudley Council on the scheme, which will transform the former Tudor Dairies site into a 51-home development.

Within Walsall, whg is working with Keepmoat on the last phase of the ambitious Goscote Lane Corridor regeneration programme, the largest scheme of its kind in the borough. Partners have also included Walsall Council, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Homes England. The final piece of the jigsaw will see 126 affordable homes built at Goscote Place. Altogether, the £88 million scheme will have delivered a mixed tenure, multi-generational community of around 800 new homes as well as enhancing 46 acres of open space via new footpaths and play provision.

Meanwhile, Lockside is set to transform Walsall’s landscape with a 324-home canalside community. Located on the sites of the former Caparo steelworks and Metafin factory, the development is breathing life into a previously neglected area of the town and bringing a range of homes and apartments to the town, including those for outright sale, shared ownership and affordable rent. The scheme has been achieved in partnership with Lovell Partnerships, Walsall Council, Homes England and WMCA.

Repurposing obsolete garage sites

whg is transforming neighbourhoods by redeveloping its former garage sites, turning them into high quality homes. Though small in scale, these redevelopments are high in impact, by deterring fly-tipping and antisocial behaviour.

The small site project could eventually see hundreds of unused garage sites transformed, which will help contribute towards sustainable and vibrant communities while addressing the shortage of affordable homes in Walsall.



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