2021-08/black-lake

Woodbourne Group today announced that the first stage of their Canalside development in West Bromwich has reached completion. 

The eagerly anticipated £13 million housing scheme consists of 70 high-quality and sustainable homes for the local community. 

Located just 20 minutes from the city centre and close to the M6 motorway, the brand-new waterside residential quarter will help renovate the local area, attracting new investment, employment, and prosperity to the Black Country region.  

Woodbourne’s Chief Executive Officer, Tani Dulay, said: 

“Our team has worked hard to keep the site operational despite some of the challenges COVID had caused, we made some non-critical specification alterations to maintain the supply of materials, ensuring the project can move forward."

 “Phase one and Phase 2 of the scheme have now been completed and handed over for use. Phases 3 & 4 are progressing well, with almost all properties now water-tight / weatherproof and internal works progressing at pace.”  

As part of Woodbourne Group’s commitment to sustainability, they have included eco-friendly features such as charging points for EV vehicles and generous bicycle storage. 

Formerly, the site was home to a semi-derelict industrial estate. It was demolished to make way for a brand-new waterside residential development. The Canalside development supports the Secured By Design (SBD) scheme, adopting crime prevention measures in development design in a bid to help prevent crime and the fear of it. 

The development is also situated right next door to the Black Lake tram stop which is directly connected to the heralded HS2 high speed railway; a railway that offers door to door connections to heart of London and key surrounding areas.