Vision to transform sewage plant into £400k home

Not many families would choose to set up home on the site of a former sewage treatment plant.

But one particular old waterworks site near Shenstone has been put on the market for £400,000 – with a view to converting it into one of Staffordshire’s most unique houses.

Plans have already been passed to convert two water tanks in Lynn Lane into a quirky, circular home, as these artist impressions show.

The 2,691 sq ft eco-home would feature four bedrooms, an open plan living room and dining area, study, kitchen and in-built garage.

There is also a 323 sq ft office block included on the site which has planning permission to be turned into a guest annex with private driveway and garage.

The site is on the market with Sutton Coldfield-based agent Knight Frank.

Estate agent Jamie Carter described the proposed Infinity House as an “extremely unique” property. He said: “It is a very individual property.

“It needs to be renovated by the new owner but there is planning permission secured for that which is quite rare because it is on greenbelt land.

“There are currently two interested parties. We generally deal with high end of the market properties, things that are a little bit different.”

Mr Carter said the site, which is privately owned, started on the market at £500,000 but has since gone down to £400,000.

The plans that were recently passed also included an outdoor swimming pool, extensive landscaping and an electric gated entrance.

The water treatment works used to be owned by Severn Trent Water but was sold by the company.

The plant has been redundant for the past 25 years.

It is surrounded by acres of greenbelt land. The new home will feature bio-diverse roofing.