First Port Loop homes go on sale

The first of the 1,150 homes planned for Port Loop in Birmingham will go on sale this weekend.

The news comes days after the site’s developers, Urban Splash and Places for People, unveiled their vision and masterplan for the major regeneration scheme which they are delivering alongside Birmingham City Council and the Canal & River Trust.

With Knight Frank acting as selling agent – the first 10 homes will be available with prices from £285,000.

The homes are customisable, with buyers able to dictate the floorplans and layout of their home, choosing either a two or three storey model.

The house designs will then be commissioned in the factory, where they will be constructed and then delivered to site ready for occupation in early 2019.

Speaking on behalf of the joint venture, project director Adam Willetts said: “There’s a doubly exciting proposition for customers here; not only is this the first opportunity to live at Port Loop – one of the country’s most significant development sites – but there’s a chance to commission your own home, designed to suit you.

“Our joint venture has already delivered these homes on other sites, including at Smith’s Dock in North Shields, to great success, and we’re really excited about introducing the concept to customers in Birmingham.”

The modular Houses will each come with views of the canal, parking, a private garden, and comprise of 1000 sq ft of space over two storeys, or 1500 sq ft of space over three storeys.

The first phase of homes at Port Loop will comprise 77 homes, the first 40 of which will be available this weekend.

Leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian Ward, added: “Port Loop has been a highly-anticipated project and we are delighted to see the first homes going on sale so soon. These new homes, as part of an innovative and exciting new development, will be important in meeting Birmingham’s housing need as well as providing catalyst for wider regeneration.”

Port Loop will launch on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.