Construction work on a new housing development on the former Cincinnati engineering works in Birmingham has reached the halfway mark.
Linden Homes is building 101 new homes on the former factory site off Kingsbury Road, on land just north of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.
The Cincinnati factory made machinery including lathes and bore machines for businesses across the UK and further afield, employing around 2,000 people at its peak.
But the buildings fell into disrepair after the factory closed in 2008, following 73 years of production.
Linden Homes has named its development Cincinnati as a nod to the site’s past.
Linda Huntington, Head of Sales for Linden Homes West Midlands, said: “We are proud to be regenerating this once derelict site to create a high-quality residential development.
“Although the site was used for industrial purposes for many years, its transformation into a residential neighbourhood is far more in keeping with the character of the area.
“The new homes have been carefully designed to complement their surroundings and will help to enhance the appearance of the canal frontage.
“When completed, Cincinnati will provide a variety of homes, and we are pleased to have reached such a major milestone in the creation of this new neighbourhood.”
Residents have moved into 25 of the homes at Cincinnati, with a further 18 homes reserved. Linden Homes is now selling homes fronting onto the canal.
Planning permission to develop the derelict 2.54-hectare site was granted by Birmingham City Council in December 2015, with construction work beginning shortly afterwards.
A computer-generated image of the homes being built at
The former Cincinnati engineering works,
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03 February 2017