Lioncourt Homes shortlisted for Regeneration Award

The Worcestershire based construction company, Lioncourt Homes, is in the running for the Regeneration Project of the Year award, thanks to the impressive Brewers Meadow development in Oldbury.

The West Midlands Property Awards is an annual event which celebrates the best of the region’s real estate and commercial property. The ceremony is being held on Thursday 4th November at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, with the winners of 12 categories being announced on the night.

Situated off Mill Lane, the area was in major need of restoration. Acquired by Lioncourt in 2018 – the 5.6-acre brownfield site had stood empty and neglected since the last remaining industrial buildings were demolished in the 1990s. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed to provide funds towards clearing the former industrial site, which required significant remediation works due to contamination. The area has been completely transformed and given a new lease of life with the modern, stylish development, which consists of 84 two bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom homes.

Lioncourt Homes is working closely with Think Sandwell to create a variety of local employment and work experience opportunities on the development. To date, a total of 6 positions have been made available, in addition to 4 work experience placements. In addition the Government Kickstart Scheme, which focuses on creating new jobs for 16 – 24-year-olds who are at risk of long-term unemployment, has provided part-funding for a further 3 work placements. These opportunities provide young people with an insight into working on a building site first-hand, improving their skillset and employability for the future.

Colin Cole, Chief Executive, commented:

“I am extremely proud of the team for their continued hard work and dedication at the site in Oldbury over the past 18 months. It is fantastic to see this development recognised by the Insider West Midlands Property Awards and we are delighted to be shortlisted for the Regeneration Award.

“We are especially grateful to Sandwell Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority for supporting us with the development and enabling us to provide those living locally to the area in need of work with job opportunities. It has been incredibly rewarding to see an abandoned, desolate site transformed into what the development is today – affordable and desirable homes of outstanding quality, now home to a thriving community.”