A FORMER church site in Redditch is set to be transformed into homes.

The site of St Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church on Winyates Way has been acquired by GreenSquareAccord.

The firm plans to build 25 homes on the site, which will be constructed off-site using pre-fabricated timber panels.

They are set to be managed by Redditch Co-Operative Homes.

Carl Taylor, assistant director New Business at GreenSquareAccord said: “We are delighted to have sealed this deal which will help bring back this derelict land into much needed affordable housing for the people of Redditch.

“This development is an example of how GreenSquareAccord together with Redditch Co-operative Homes continue to invest into the communities of Redditch to create a lasting positive impact.”

The off-site construction means homes can be built in a cleaner environment with less waste products than traditional builds.

The church was built in the 1970’s and has been out of use since 2005.