The 2 adjacent sites were completed over a period of four years. First 28 new homes for rent and sale were completed by Keepmoat as part of the early BMHT programme. Birmingham City Council then became first local authority in the country to build family homes exclusively for ex-service personnel, after announcing the completion of 12 new homes in Merritts Hill. BM3 Architecture designed the scheme in partnership with the Alderson Trust, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and developer Galliford Try.
The 12 new homes were built on a 0.72 acre site, which is a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and right on the edge of the green belt. The scheme includes three bungalows, six apartments and four houses. This scheme enables properties to be allocated to injured soldiers as part of Birmingham City Councils “Homes for Heroes” campaign.