Two independent Midlands construction firms have formed a partnership with Wolverhampton City Council to give the city’s regeneration plans a boost.
Privately owned developer Jessup Brothers has been appointed as the main contractor for the construction of 52 houses on the site of the former Danesmore Primary School, with Telford-based concrete block manufacturer Besblock Ltd installed as a major part of the supply chain.
This underpins the Council’s initiative to drive local growth and prosperity for the Wolverhampton area, helping to create additional jobs and opportunities for local people and businesses.
It’s a timely union for the construction industry, coming on the back of Carillion’s high-profile demise which has sent shockwaves across the sector.
Besblock Sales Director Martin Fulwell explained: “It’s a good news story all round. Along with Jessup’s, we have developed some really positive partnerships with several of the contractors involved in the Council’s initiative giving us confidence to embark on a significant expansion plan and employment drive.”
Jessup’s MD Clive Jessup added: “This year we celebrate 30 years of delivering homes in the Midlands, built using local suppliers and sub-contractors, so we are delighted to be working with Besblock on these much needed homes in Wolverhampton, benefitting the community and the local economy.”
Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Housing and Assets, said: “WV Living has a major part to play in developing much-needed housing in the City of Wolverhampton.
“At the same time, it is also creating opportunities for local construction companies and the supply chain.
“We are delighted with the part Jessup Brothers and Besblock Ltd are playing in delivering the first WV Living homes on the site of the former Danesmore Primary School.”
The 52-home scheme follows on from the completion of multi projects across small derelict sites managed by Wolverhampton Homes, the Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) which manages the council houses across the city.