The £5.6m contract is for a range of two- to six-bedroom homes designed by Oakley Architects for three sites in the city.
Stoke Aldermore is the location for 45 homes built across two sites. The remaining five will be built following the demolition of a former health clinic that currently lies vacant on the site.
Lee Sale, regional director for Wates Living Space, said: “The shortage of quality, affordable housing across the UK is widely acknowledged, so this project is fantastic news for Coventry and its residents. We are pleased to be continuing our longstanding relationship with Whitefriars Housing, which has seen the team deliver a variety of new-build, mixed-tenure regeneration and energy projects over the last 14 years. This development will bring a significant boost to the local economy, by providing opportunities for local businesses to join our supply chain whilst also creating employment and training opportunities for local people.”
Kevin Willetts, executive director of development at WM Housing Group, said: “This project has come about as a result of partnership working with Coventry City Council and is funded in part by a social housing grant from the Homes & Communities Agency. We are delighted that Wates will be delivering much needed new affordable housing for Whitefriars in Coventry through this project.”