Bromsgrove’s largest provider of social housing, bdht (Bromsgrove District Housing Trust), has recently completed works at its latest affordable housing scheme, Roman Court.
The development, which is supported by Former Chancellor of the Exchequer and local Bromsgrove MP, Sajid Javid, who visited the site late in 2020, includes 19 one-bedroom rent and shared ownership properties.
Situated on the former All Saints Garage site on Birmingham Road, each home at Roman Court benefits from an allocated car parking and cycle space. The wider scheme also boasts improvements to vehicle and pedestrian access and high-quality landscaping.
Roman Court is also one of many developments supporting the National Housing Federations’ (NHF) #FixTheHousingCrisisCampaign by delivering much needed, additional affordable housing to the Bromsgrove area.
The green light for the scheme was given to bdht in September 2019, following the closure of the former car dealership in July 2019. Construction on the development began in December 2019.
Mark Robertson, chief executive at bdht, said: “The shortfall of affordable housing across the UK is creating a national crisis, placing enormous strain on services, and having a detrimental affect on the quality of life of many people. This shortage is particularly evident in Bromsgrove, where there is an extremely long waiting list for truly reasonably priced homes.
“We are delighted with the outcome of this scheme, which is helping to combat the housing crisis locally, and the difference it will make to many individuals who have been struggling to own or rent their own home in the Bromsgrove.”
bdht is a registered provider of social housing, serving the district of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas. The not-for-profit organisation aims to improve the communities in which it is based, working closely with partners, such as the council, police and residents, to provide secure and comfortable accommodation, and safe and happy neighbourhoods. The organisation also undertakes a wide range of activities under contract to others including homelessness, extra care, property and estate management. For further information, visit www.bdht.co.uk/