Construction has commenced on 13 brand new homes for Affordable Rent, located on Darkhouse Lane, Coseley in the West Midlands. The development is supported by grant funding from Homes England and the properties are scheduled to be ready for occupation in October 2024. 

Black Country Housing Group (BCHG) appointed MORRO Partnerships as the main contractor and Waldeck Consulting as the Employer’s Agent, Clerk of Works and Principal Designer. 

As a social housing landlord, BCHG thrives to continue making a positive impact on people living in the Black Country by building more and better affordable homes, embedding our strategic aims for ‘Quality Homes’ and ‘Thriving Communities’.  

The development comprises of 6 three bedroom houses, 3 two bedroom houses and 6 one bedroom apartments, creating a close-knit neighbourhood.  

BCHG’s environmental goals are also embedded in the development via: 

  • heating and hot water being provided by electricity via an electric boiler with solar panels and battery backup – this is designed to minimise running costs for future residents and transition away from using gas. 

  • secure cycle storage to encourage the use of alternative modes of transport. 

  • electrical vehicle charging points for each property.   

  • sourcing materials and labour locally, where possible including joists and trusses. 

BCHG’s Chief Executive, Amanda Tomlinson commented:

BCHG is excited to be developing new affordable homes on this site in Coseley with our partners Morro Partnerships and Waldeck Consulting, supported by grant funding from Homes England. The properties are designed to be highly energy efficient, minimising their environmental impact, reducing running costs for our customers, and will provide high quality much needed affordable accommodation for local residents in Dudley.