Builder wanted for £100m Birmingham tower blocks

A social landlord is hunting for a contractor to build two residential towers containing 481 homes.

Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Association, advertised the £100m West Midlands project last week.

Between three and six firms are expected to be shortlisted for the scheme in the Digbeth district of Birmingham.

Contractors should express their interest in the design-and-build deal by midday on Saturday 23 December.

Work is expected to begin next summer and last for up to three years.

More than 350,000 people live in homes managed by Clarion, making it the UK’s largest housing association.

Latimer builds more than 2,000 residential units every year.

Clarion earlier this year launched a procurement process to appoint three suppliers for asbestos removal and remediation.

The housing association said it generated a £16m in social value in 2022/23, including delivery of 195 apprenticeships and training more than 1,300 people.

More information on the Digbeth contract is available here.

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