Our first cohousing project

Our first cohousing project will be delivered on a site in Chain Walk, in Lozells in Birmingham  

We purchased the derelict space from Birmingham City Council in 2023 to deliver 25 one- and two-bedroom apartments which will be available for social rent. Whilst enjoying the privacy of their own homes, the scheme will be centred around communal facilities and spaces, both inside and outside, to bring residents together and create a strong sense of community.  

In addition to the 25 apartments, the scheme will also include a residents’ lounge, a multi-faith room, landscaped communal garden and an allotment area for residents to grow their own vegetables.  

There will also be a common house area with a kitchen and open space, where the community can come together to cook and eat, as well as space for activities. 

Throughout the planning and design process, we have been working closely with the local community and prospective residents to create individual apartments and communal facilities that will meet the current and future needs of older people. 

This process has been delivered in partnership with Legacy West Midlands, a recognised and trusted charity within the community that works to bring people together across diversity and inclusivity to celebrate and learn from cultural heritage. 

Construction on site commenced in early 2024, ahead of completion in 2025. 

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