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Tamworth Council’s £19m council housing project complete

A £19m project by Tamworth Borough Council to build 140 brand new homes across two estates, in the local authority’s biggest council house building programme for a generation, is now complete.

The appointed developer has handed the new 44-home estate at Kerria over to the council and are ready to provide modern, warm and affordable homes for more families.

It follows the completion of the 96-home new estate at Tinkers Green in December last year and marks the end of the huge project to redevelop old and outdated homes across the two sites.

The Kerria redevelopment has seen 38 maisonettes replaced with 44 new homes, made up of eight one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom apartments, 24 two-bedroom houses and eight three-bedroom houses, plus a retail facility.

At the Tinkers Green site, 86 maisonettes were replaced with 96 modern family homes and these are made up of 30 two-bedroom apartments, 44 two-bedroom houses, 19 three-bedroom-houses and three four-bedroom houses.

Hundreds of people have moved into their new homes, with all properties at Tinkers Green now occupied and the final few properties are currently being allocated at the Kerria site in the coming weeks.

Commenting, Tamworth Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Councillor Michelle Cook  said: “The handing over of the redeveloped Kerria marks the end of a massive regeneration project in two areas of Tamworth.

“The end result is exactly what we set out to achieve and I am really proud to see a beautifully designed estate that will provide good quality social housing that is fit for the 21st century and is now somewhere that residents will be proud to call home.”

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