Black Country Housing Group (BCHG) is excited to be working with Excelsior Land Ltd to deliver eight brand new homes at Payne Street and one at Birmingham Road, both located in Rowley Regis.  

Development of these two sites form part of BCHG’s growing development programme. Over half of these properties are located in the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) district.  

Earlier this month, Councillor Kerrie Carmichael and Councillor Suzanne Hartwell, from SMBC, alongside BCHG Chief Executive, Amanda Tomlinson, and Deputy Chief Executive, Adrian Eggington, were invited to the ground breaking ceremony of our new development on Payne Street.   

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Kerrie Carmichael, commented: “It’s great to be working with Black Country Housing Group on this project to bring this land back into use when homes are much needed by the residents of Sandwell. We look forward to the next project”.

Both development sites’ homes will be constructed using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), ‘off site’ using timber frame. This construction method carries several benefits including: 

  • lower embodied emissions of materials  
  • lower emissions from transport to site 

Additionally, electrical vehicle (EV) charging points will be installed at Birmingham Road and at one property on Payne Street. 

Heating and hot water will be provided by electricity using solar panels, electric combination boilers and battery storage, reducing energy bills for any future tenants.

“Our new affordable homes at Payne Street and Birmingham Road are being built with cutting edge technology, reducing environmental impact upon our planet and making them energy efficient for our tenants. Sandwell MBC have been instrumental in enabling this development to happen, and we thank them for their support”, said BCHG Chief Executive, Amanda Tomlinson.

As part of our new Strategic Plan for 2023-2026, we have committed to improve and develop more energy efficient homes mitigating climate change and fuel poverty.