A MULTI-million pound revamp of a former office block in Halesowen has been given the civic seal of approval.

Councillor Dave Tyler officially opened the 36-apartment Mayberry Place development in the former Link House building on Rumbow.

More than £2.5million has been spent redeveloping the vacant building and Councillor Tyler said the investment was a welcome boost for the area.

He said: “I was delighted to officially unveil this new development in Halesowen.

“It’s always good to see people assisting in the regeneration of town centres by trying to bring back living accommodation.

“These apartments will be a very attractive proposition for people looking to live just a stone’s throw from the centre of Halesowen.”

Raj Bajwa, of agents Greystone Lettings who are managing the block and in charge of rentals, said the location was a big draw.

“Link House has been an old, empty office block for years and this investment gives the whole area a boost.

“It is a great location in the heart of Halesowen with great transport links to both Birmingham and the rest of the Black Country as well as being round the corner from the High Street and Cornbow shopping centre.”