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‘Sweet Briary’ proving popular as show home opens

‘Sweet Briary’ proving popular as show home opens
L-R: Thomas Yaw Entsua Mensah, first time buyer at Sweet Briary; Kate Martin, City of Wolverhampton, Director for City Assets and Housing and Board Member at WV Living; Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing.

WV Living’s show home at its Bilston ‘Sweet Briary’ development is now open with many of the plots already snapped up.

The City of Wolverhampton Council-owned housing company has employed local contractor, Jessup, to build the 34 properties for market sale and rent on the site formerly occupied by Ettingshall Primary School.

Work started on-site in summer 2018 and is expected to be completed in winter 2019.

Sweet Briary and neighbouring WV Living development, ‘Peascroft’, on Prouds Lane, now have just ten plots remaining for sale out of 74 being built.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, said: “WV Living was set up three years ago to increase the supply of much-needed high quality new homes in the city, building 1,000 in the first five years.

“Sweet Briary is a top-quality development offering residents beautifully designed homes which are energy efficient, close to public transport, schools, healthcare and green spaces.

“It also has the honour of achieving Black Country Garden City status, an accolade given to developments that are creating attractive places where people want to live while also transforming the reality and perceptions of the wider area.

“The show home is testament to the standards set by the company.” Work on WV Living homes is also underway on a plot of land on nearby Sweetbriar Road which will see ten affordable homes built.

The company’s largest development ‘The Marches’ on Lakefield Road has recently seen work commence on site and will deliver 266 homes.

There will be a mixture of 210 two-storey two-bedroom houses, two and three-storey three-bedroom and four-bedroom houses, and 56 two-bedroom apartments built for market rent.

A quarter of the homes developed will be affordable housing for rent and shared ownership

WV Living’s first development at Danesmore Pastures, where 52 homes, including 13 affordable homes, are being built is completely sold out with the first residents having already moved in.

The show home at Sweet Briary is open every day (10am – 5pm).

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