Local Authority
Birmingham City Council
Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities

Our development in Birmingham is a good example of collaboration to deliver multiple housing goals on one council-owned site.

Birmingham City Council was proactive and creative with its approach to developing an underused site in the Bartley Green area of the city when it commissioned HBV Group to deliver hi-tech housing for local disabled people.

In 2015, an unremarkable four-acre site comprised of a mixture of allotments and scrubland. Perfectly located in easy reach of local shops and community centres it was identified by HBV and adult social care commissioners, cabinet members and estate officers as a good location to build new accommodation for disabled people and affordable homes.

New-build independent living

A total of 32 new apartments were developed by HBV Group, enabling local people with physical and learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes. In addition, the site includes accommodation for people living with more complex care needs such as autism. To top it all off, 18 general market affordable houses were also constructed on the site.

Maximising location

Close proximity to local amenities such as shops, GP surgeries and public transport link was a key requirement by Birmingham City Council so HBV audited the area from the outset to ensure that tenants with mobility issues would have an easy opportunity to be truly integrated into the fabric of the community.

Successful outcomes for residents and the Local Authority

The opportunity to develop on a council-owned site is one that we relish. It means that we are able to work collaboratively and efficiently with all stakeholders and means a community-focused development can be truly integrated with the needs of the local authority. 

New build supported living apartments for local people
£ 0 m
Development Funding Provided by our Partners
“This is a remarkable addition to our local community and I’m delighted that the apartments and the assistive technology within them creates the opportunity for people with various kinds of disabilities to live a more independent life. The development has a real community feel to it and I’m delighted that my colleagues at Birmingham City Council have worked brilliantly to help deliver this scheme in our region.”
Andy Street
Mayor of the West Midlands,

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