“Schemes like the one we’ve been working with Kier on are really important in meeting the housing needs of people in the city. I think Kier’s response to the offer we made was very, very strong. Also integrated within that is a new neighbourhood park, so you’re actually getting not just new houses but a whole new community. We were very impressed with Kier, their professionalism and the quality of the product they build.”
Clive Skidmore, Head of Housing Regeneration and Development at Birmingham City Council
“The development, which will be completed in nine phases, has been carefully master planned. The first residential phase consists of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes built in a variety of styles. Several of the larger houses echo the design of the original hospital buildings, with red brick and distinctive Dutch gables. Although the development as a whole is still in its early stages, the completed areas already have a sense of community, and it will be fascinating to watch future progress at Manor Kingsway.”
The ‘2014 What House? Awards’ judges, where Manor Kingsway was awarded Silver in the Best Partnership Category.
“HCA are delighted that such a high quality, design-led development has been brought forward to add to the city’s iconic architecture. The speed of sales has shown that this is a desirable bespoke product regenerating a key city centre site.”
Tracy Gordon, The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)
“Kier reduced the time spent on planning by bringing all stakeholders together at an early stage. Its approach delivers a vibrant new place where, due to the attention to design quality, good sales values should be achieved. This represents value for money for both the public and private sectors.”
Louise Wyman, Area Manager, Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)