A consortium including Keepmoat, Westbury and Bovis Homes, the BKW Consortium, has been selected as preferred partner to carry out the £350 million redevelopment of the Wood End, Deedmore, Henley Green and Manor Farm (WEHM) areas of Coventry.
The programme is on behalf of Coventry New Deal for Communities, Coventry City Council and Whitefriars Housing Group.
Project and cost consultant Faithful+Gould, which is providing cost consultancy services to the programme, has supported the selection process to identify the preferred developer to carry out the work. David Pick, head of regeneration said: "BKW has been selected as the preferred bidder from a shortlist of three national concerns. "It is hoped that work can commence on site in 2007.”
Faithful+Gould sister-company Atkins Design and Engineering Solutions has also carried out architectural and masterplanning review services on the scheme.
Benefits of the programme include the creation of three stable and sustainable mixed tenure neighbourhoods offering high quality housing for sale, for rent and for sale on affordable terms, new community facilities, shops, open spaces and a country park. Educational and employment facilities will also be improved.