Fulfilling a Commitment to Placemaking in Wolverhampton
We believe that to create a home we must go beyond the bricks and mortar, applying our hard-earned expertise in large-scale regeneration to create thriving new communities that are built to last.
As a relatively new presence in the West Midlands, we brought our pioneering Partnerships model to the region, enabling us to draw upon our strong relationships and experience with the Private Rental Sector, Housing Associations and Local Authorities. Our dedication to placemaking and our unique Partnerships model can be seen at Stonefield Edge @ Bilston Urban Village (BUV), one of the largest and most successful mixed-use residential developments in the West Midlands.
Spanning 30 acres, Stonefield Edge @ BUV comprises 420 high quality homes, 25% of which meet affordable housing needs with a total of 105 homes through Accord Housing. The development introduces a diverse and sustainable environment for its residents and wider community, fulfilling Wolverhampton City Council’s vision to create a safe, secure and vibrant new neighbourhood for the people of Wolverhampton.
Working in partnership with the council, we took a site that had been troubled with fly tipping and anti-social behaviour and transformed it into a place that people are proud to call home. Through community engagement we were able to understand local challenges and offered stakeholders the chance to visit some of our most successful regeneration schemes, helping us to demonstrate our vision for Stonefield Edge. The team’s efforts led to unanimous approval at Committee, achieving planning permission in just five months.
Black Country LEP awarded Stonefield Edge @ BUV Garden City accreditation in recognition of our incorporation of the 10 Garden City design principles. The accreditation acknowledges the placemaking attributes of Stonefield Edge, the provision of high quality homes, biodiversity, promotion of smart and health living, connectivity to local amenities, the development’s clever layout and distinctive design and our preservation of surrounding green space and woodlands.
Stonefield Edge @ BUV has been designed with energy efficiency in mind with electric car charging points, and fabric-first energy efficiency design standards. The team also worked to preserve habitats, species and woodland areas surrounding the site, planting over 400 trees and more than 4,000 new locally-appropriate shrubs.
Ensuring every resident at Stonefield Edge is supported by local infrastructure, we invested £2.2m in valuable local services, including £1.05m towards open space and play areas, £12,000 towards highways improvements and a further £1.05m contribution to local education and the expansion and relocation of Loxdale Primary School.