Keepmoat Homes has awarded M Lambe Construction with a £12.9m contract to lay the foundations for 372 homes at a regeneration scheme in Coventry.
Keepmoat is part of the Spirit Quarters regeneration consortium to develop four estates and build 1,400 new homes. Other consortium members include Whitefriars Housing, Coventry City Council and Bovis.
So far, around 550 homes have been built. The latest phase of the development, which was given planning permission by the council earlier this year, will see the construction of 356 houses and two apartment blocks.
Sixty-eight homes, or 19%, will be for affordable rent and will be owned and managed by Whitefriars Housing.
The development is supported by a £2.03m grant from the Homes and Communities Agency’s affordable housing programme.
M Lambe will lay the foundations for the homes and apartment blocks. It will also construct roads and sewers.
The company also won a £5.07m contract to lay foundations for 130 plots at Keepmoat’s The Willows scheme in Dudley.
Michael Lambe, director of M Lambe Construction, said: “The Willows and Spirit Quarters wins demonstrate the trust our clients place in us to deliver high quality highway, infrastructure and groundworks to multi-million pound regeneration developments throughout the Midlands.”