10 years after the school closed, development of the Danesmore Park Primary School site in Ashmore Park is about to begin.
City of Wolverhampton Council’s housing company WV Living has appointed a contractor to develop its first homes in the City of Wolverhampton.
Jessup have been selected to build 52 homes, including 13 affordable homes, on the site of the former Danesmore Park Primary School.
The development off Russell Close will be named Danesmore Pastures and will see a collection of two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes for sale.
Hoardings will shortly go up on site with works to get underway before Christmas and the first house expected to be up by spring 2018.
Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Housing and Assets, said: “This is great news for WV Living and everyone is looking forward to seeing the first WV Living homes soon coming out of the ground.
“The designs that have been created will provide top quality homes for the city and developments with strong local links, which residents can be proud of.
“There is a strong belief that a council-owned housing company is both viable and offers the best outcomes for the council in terms of both strategic housing and income generation.
“WV Living will support the overall house building programme in the City of Wolverhampton and in appointing Jessup we are confident of delivering WV Living homes people will love.”
Jessup Managing Director, Clive Jessup said: “Jessup are delighted to be working with WV Living to deliver these homes in Wolverhampton. With over 30 years of providing housing schemes throughout the Midlands our experienced team are keen to help in the regeneration of these sites to provide places to live, work, thrive and enjoy.”