NEW homes have moved a step closer for the former Sandvik site in Halesowen after the developer completed its purchase of the land.

Spitfire Homes has now officially bought the former Sandvik offices site on Manor Way.

The developer has permission to build 61 homes, including a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes on the 5.6-acre brownfield site, with work having already started on the demolition of the office block.

Work will start on the new homes in the New Year with the first properties expected to be ready in late 2024.

An existing woodland area on site will remain and will be enhanced with species of wildflower grass to encourage wildlife.

The housebuilder is also planning to plant trees, alongside a landscaping scheme on the embankment on Manor Way.

Ben Leather, Managing Director at Spitfire Homes, said: “We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of this prime location in Halesowen, continuing our investment in the region.

"We have already received a number of enquiries for these 61 design-led homes which will help to meet rising demand from a range of buyers for quality, sustainable homes in the area.

“We’re anticipating the strong interest in these homes to continue, and will be releasing further details in the New Year.

"Halesowen offers excellent connectivity via the national motorway network and public transport links, as well as boasting a variety of local amenities.”

The Midlands-based housebuilder has already started work on site clearance and demolition of the office block that previously occupied the plot.

The firm Sandvik has moved into its new smaller HQ on part of its former site on Manor Way and sold the remainder to Spitfire Homes to ensure its future in the town. 

Spitfire Homes was recently crowned Small Housebuilder of the Year 2023.

The new homes will boast a range of sustainability features such as air source heat pumps and electric vehicle charging points.