Urban Splash and Places for People appoint Caddick Construction at Port Loop
Joint venture partners Urban Splash and Places for People have appointed Caddick Construction Group to take on a new phase of works at Port Loop in Birmingham.
The partners have been transforming this historic, 43-acre canalside site, already delivering 105 new homes – all of which are completed and fully-occupied – as well as a one-acre public park, towpath improvements, and partnerships with local operators to deliver a broad programme of community events.
Now, Caddick Construction is onsite creating more 58 apartments designed by Birmingham architects shedkm. Speaking of the news Adam Willetts, project director at Port Loop, said: “We are delighted to be moving forward with Caddick as our contracting partner to bring this next phase of Port Loop to life.
“Their expertise will help us deliver more much needed design-led homes for Birmingham and give more people a chance to live in this growing new canalside neighbourhood.”
Added Paul Dodsworth, Caddick Construction Group Managing Director: “Our appointment to the next phase of Port Loop is another stride forward in our plans to grow in the Midlands and is a mark of the confidence the partners have in our new but extremely capable and expert team.”
Urban Splash and Places for People are also moving forward with a further 500 new homes having applied for planning for the next phases. Future proposals include a 31 house-scheme also designed by shedkm, with properties of between 2-3 storeys which offer two to five bedrooms, plus a phase of 330-apartments designed by Birmingham-architect Glenn Howells – a phase which will feature a new public park and residential green spaces onto a new canal towpath in alignment with both partners long standing commitment to sustainability and opening up the waterways at Port Loop.
Places for People’s managing director of placemaking and regeneration, Sammie Steele, concluded: “This is an important milestone for Port Loop and is testament to our long-term commitment to the area, delivering many more much-needed homes for Birmingham.”