Phase 2 of the Balaam Wood development sees Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust and Kier Partnership Homes commence work on a new community park at Egg Hill in Northfield. 

The 1.3 hectare park will contain a ‘trim trail’, public art and communal gardens, including an orchard. There will also be a wetland area, providing a sustainable approach to water management, as well as delivering an urban habitat which can be used as an educational resource. Alongside traditional sports facilities, informal play areas will use existing slopes to incorporate slides and climbing areas.

The imaginative and exciting design for the community park has been developed by landscape architects Stride Treglown.

Balaam Wood development has already seen Kier deliver 58 homes with funding secured through the government backed Homes and Communities Agency. Funding for Phase 2 has been secured and will include 400 new homes available through the government-backed FirstBuy and NewBuy schemes.

Birmingham City Council councillor Peter Griffiths, executive member for local services in Northfield, said: “The council is delighted to be continuing working in partnership with Kier Partnership Homes to develop 401 new homes for rent and sale with 122 properties being available for much needed rented accommodation. The added provision of a neighbourhood park has been long-awaited by local residents on the Egg Hill estate and will help transform the area into a place where local people are proud to live.”

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