Walsall pub demolished to make way for homes

A former pub has been demolished and foundation work for 12 homes has begun.

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The new houses are being built on the site of the former Three Men in a Boat pub site on Stephenson Avenue, Walsall, by the Longhurst Group.

The site was also the home of the group’s offices, before they were relocated to Stephenson Square.

Nick Worboys, director of development and sales at Longhurst Group, said: “We’re delighted with the progress being made on this site and we’re looking forward to seeing this new affordable housing provision being delivered.

“As outlined in our Improving Lives strategy, we’re committed to building the homes people want, where they’re needed most and we know these homes will be a great asset to residents of Beechdale.

“The redevelopment of this site has been a priority for us as a group since we relocated our offices onto Stephenson Square a number of years ago.

“It’s stood redundant since then and we’re delighted to see our development aspirations becoming a reality. I want to thank residents in the local area for their understanding and cooperation while building works are taking place.

“We also hope that this work will help combat the anti-social behaviour that we know can take place at times.”

The 12 two-bedroom homes that are built on the site will be available for affordable rent and are scheduled for completion in December.

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