Worcestershire awarded £985,000 to build new homes and Transform underused land

New  homes will be built on underused land in Worcester boosting the local economy and helping hardworking people and families get on the property ladder, Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove MP announced today, Tuesday 12 October.

Worcester has been awarded £985,000 from the Government’s Brownfield Land Release Fund to deliver over 70 new homes  – part of the Government’s mission to regenerate and level up the country’s much-loved towns and cities.

Funding will go towards the creation of 76 high quality residential units as part of the wider regeneration plans for the Shrub Hill Quarter in Worcester.

The development is part of a joint-collaboration between Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council for the transformation of Shrub Hill Station, industrial estate and surrounding canal side for employment and residential uses.

Today’s funding commitment highlights the Government’s ambition to support the region, drive economic growth and deliver new homes for those who need it the most.

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Michael Gove MP said: Urban regeneration is central to levelling up the whole country and building new homes on neglected brownfield sites is a key part of this vision.

“I’m delighted that, through our Brownfield Land Release Fund, Worcestershire will receive £985,000 to build high quality new homes in Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter, part of an exciting new regeneration project.

“The Government is delivering the new homes the country needs while prioritising brownfield sites, to revitalise our much-loved towns and cities.”

Councillor Marc Bayliss, Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills at Worcestershire County Council, said: “It’s great news that we’ve been awarded funding of £985,000 as part of the wider regeneration plans for the Shrub Hill Quarter in Worcester. The Shrub Hill development is a joint collaboration between the County Council and Worcester City Council and includes the transformation of Shrub Hill Station, the adjacent industrial estate as well as the surrounding canalside area for employment and residential uses.

“The project will be a stimulus for the wider regeneration of the area and the funds awarded will be used to support the first stage of this exciting opportunity”.