We’re providing 51 affordable homes on the site of former Willenhall factory

Published on 16 November 2022

Construction work will soon begin to transform a derelict industrial site in Willenhall into a thriving living space comprised of 100 percent affordable homes.

GreenSquareAccord and the Fitzpatrick Group have been given the green light by Walsall Council to build 51 homes, all of which will be available for an affordable rent, on the site of the former Eagle Works on Somerford place.

The site was previously home to the premises of Middleton Paper Company for more than half a century before the firm moved to a new location.

All homes on the former site of the Eagle Works, will be built using low carbon LoCaL Homes Eco 200 off-site construction panels, which will reduce construction times on site, and achieve savings overall in terms of carbon release.

CGI Visualisations of the Somerford Place development.

Mike Nolan, Head of Development at GreenSquareAccord, said “Our new development at the former Eagle Works is good news for Willenhall residents as we will be providing more than fifty affordable homes which are sorely needed.

“With a range of homes available from one-bed flats to four-bed houses, our new venture will meet a variety of local housing need. In addition to reducing pressure on greenfield sites this development will be built using cutting-edge and environmentally sound techniques.”

The Eagle Works development will contain single bed and two bed apartments in addition to houses with two, three and four bedrooms.

Under the current plans, each of the houses will be provided with gardens to the rear of the properties with separation distances between dwellings that are in line with Walsall Council’s standards. Residents occupying the apartment blocks will have access to a shared open courtyard and will be screened by landscaped areas which divide the frontages from the street.

Mark Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, Fitzpatrick Group said “Fitzpatrick Group are delighted to be working with Green Square Accord to bring forward this important derelict site to provide much needed new homes for local people, as well as helping to support the ongoing wider regeneration efforts within the Willenhall area.”

Future residents of GreenSquareAccord’s Eagle Works development will be within easy walking distance of local amenities and shops, have access to cycle storage, be connected to other areas by bus routes that run close by and have plenty of space to park vehicles.