Mansell Homes has started work on a £5.2 million scheme to deliver 44 homes for Birmingham City Council.
The development is in Stockmans Close, Kings Norton, an area which the council has designated as a priority for regeneration.
Mansell Homes will invest in apprenticeships and job training for local people through the provision of 102 weeks of paid training on the scheme, organised by a National Skills Academy qualified skills co-ordinator, with recruitment taking place through Birmingham City Council’s Employment Access Team.
A recent start of works ceremony was attended by representatives from Birmingham City Council and Mansell Homes.
Councillor Steve Bedser, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Birmingham City Council, said: “Twenty of the new properties will be available for affordable rent and will provide a much needed boost to the availability of affordable rented accommodation within Kings Norton.
“The houses will showcase exceptional design, space standards and energy efficiency. The rented properties will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 which will see residents benefit through reduced running costs and energy bills.”
Steve Davies, delivery unit managing director (West Midlands) for Mansell Homes, said: “We are delighted to be involved in such an important development, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust to deliver new homes that are vital to the regeneration of the area.
“As a company with a long and proud history in Birmingham, we are committed to supporting the economy through the use of the local supply chain and providing training opportunities for local people through our National Skills Academy for Construction programme.”