Sector - Sports, Culture & Leisure
Work Starts on £7.5m Solihull Development
Construction has begun on a £7.5 million new neighbourhood centre and residential apartments at Blythe Valley Park, Solihull.
The development is being led by Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson and works will involve the construction of four new mixed-use, high quality apartment buildings at Blythe Valley Park, as part of IM Properties’ strategic vision to create a sustainable, mixed-use community in this particular area of the West Midlands.
Blythe Valley Park is a 1.2 million square foot development which is also surrounded by 122 acres of scenic parkland, and the addition of this new neighbourhood will create a new focal point and seamlessly connect the ever-growing residential and commercial community.
The business park employs around 3,500 people, and is also home to many leading businesses, including a range of high-profile brands such as Gymshark, Lounge, Cooper Parry, Siemens and Zenith.
The £7.5 development is due to complete in the spring of 2021, and the new mixed-use buildings will feature 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments, with 25% of them being managed in partnership with Bromford Homes in order to offer affordable housing at the location.
Andy Sewards, Managing Director at G F Tomlinson said: “We’re thrilled to be working with IM Properties to create an integral new element of the sustainable, mixed-use scheme at Blythe Valley Park, which is delivering a significant number of new homes and jobs to boost the local economy.
“This is an exciting project to add to our residential portfolio and we’re looking forward to handing over in 2021.”
Richard Knight, Technical Director of IM Properties’ strategic land division, IM Land, said: “The new neighbourhood centre is a significant investment for IM Properties and will help further cement the strong community feel at Blythe Valley Park. We are very happy to have G F Tomlinson on board working with us to deliver this scheme.”
Crest Homes and Bloor Homes have also been working on the residential phase since 2018 and continue to progress at the site, with the delivery of up to 750 new homes.
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