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‘I was over the moon when we were given our new home’ – customers move into our Ridge Hill development near Stourbridge

Homes at our Ridge Hill development in Wordsley have been handed over to customers.

We have worked with Vistry Partnerships on the 103-home development near Stourbridge, which is made up of 30 affordable rent, 13 social rent, nine shared ownership and 51 outright sale homes.

The homes have been built on the former Ridge Hill Hospital site which specialised in care for mental health from the late 1970s to the early 2000s.

The first homes at the development have been completed and Suzanne Preece is one of the first customers to move in.

She said she has moved to be closer to her father and loves her new home.

She said: “I was over the moon when I was told I’d been successful with this property. I had been waiting to move out of my previous home for two and a half years because we had outgrown it.

“I’ve moved in with my 11-year-old daughter and she loves our new home too – she’s happy to have a bigger bedroom.

“I love that no one else has lived here before me and before moving in I used to drive round and have a look at the houses because I was so excited. I’m five minutes down the road from my dad now and that’s one of the main reasons why I wanted to move.”

We first started working on the Ridge Hill development in 2021.

Our Development Project Manager Pete Simpson said: “We’re pleased to see our customers move into their new homes at Ridge Hill and it’s brilliant to hear that they love their new home and have settled in well.

“We are working with Vistry Partnerships on the site and are committed to providing more affordable homes across the West Midlands in our partnership with them.

“We are looking forward to seeing more of the homes at Ridge Hill handed over to our customers soon.”

Ridge Hill is one of several sites we are working on with Vistry Partnerships, the others include the 600-home development at Lea Castle in Kidderminster, the 246 home development at Churchfields in Kidderminster and 88 homes at York Road in Hall Green.

Managing Director at Vistry Partnerships Darren Beale added: “It’s great to see customers moving into the homes we have we have built , and we’re thrilled they’re happy. This site represents a significant contribution to the new build affordable local housing market in the area and we hope that the local community will benefit from these new homes.

“We wish all the customers moving into the homes at Ridge Hill a long and happy time in their new homes.”

The development at Ridge Hill is due to be completed during 2022.

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