Lowbrook redevelopment scheme underway
(28th February 2006)
Construction commenced at Lowbrook in Chelmsley Wood last month, marking the start of the physical regeneration process by the Regenerating North Solihull Partnership.
The Lowbrook development will comprise 32 townhouses and 16 apartments, with all funds raised by the sale of the homes being ploughed back into the area to improve local facilities for the benefit of all residents.
During the first few days of the construction programme, it was necessary to create firm foundations for the new buildings by piling into the ground. For the residents living in the immediate area this would have caused noticeable disturbance for a short duration, however, the groundwork is now completed. The Partnership is taking every effort to minimise the disruption to local residents, but for the whole regeneration process to take place, there will gradually be a number of construction sites in operation throughout North Solihull.
Duncan Sutherland, managing director of Inpartnership, one of the four Partners comments: "The Lowbrook development will demonstrate the type of new homes that will be introduced to many parts of North Solihull, as well as illustrating the partnership approach that has been adopted. Whilst these homes are being sold on the open market, many more will be constructed for local residents to move into.
"The Regenerating North Solihull Partnership is already well under way with the proposals for the first of five village centres, which will include health services, shops and recreational and community facilities. Alongside the new village centres, the Partnership is also working to create an initial 10 state-of-the-art schools. This level of investment would not be possible without significant changes to the area being made, which requires a degree of essential intervention and redevelopment.
"We hope that residents will be patient with us whilst the construction programme is underway, but we fully appreciate that this work cannot take place without disturbance being caused to those living nearby. We recommend that if you do have specific concerns, you contact call the Regeneration Team free phone number on 0800 389 7997, where a member of the team will be happy to advise you further."
New bus routes and infrastructure improvements are also planned for the 15-year Regeneration North Solihull project, along with the creation of safe, open public spaces. And, underpinning the entire Â£1.8billion project is the desire to create better access to jobs, training and economic prosperity for every sector of the community.
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