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Spade in the ground at former Cocked Hat site

The latest phase of North West Leicestershire District Council’s housebuilding project is ready to begin on the site of the former Cocked Hat pub site in Greenhill, Coalville.

Seven new houses and a bungalow will be built by the council’s contracted partner Woodhead Construction, which is part of the wider Woodhead Group, providing affordable housing for residents that need it. The council housing waiting list for the district currently stands at more than 600 households.

The homes are part of the council’s new-build programme aiming to provide around 30 new homes for rent each year – adding to its stock of around 4,300 council homes.

Glyn Jones, Director of Housing at NWLDC, said: “Following the completion of the 24 new homes in Ashby Road, Coalville last month, it’s great to see our housebuilding project moving swiftly on to its next phase. We’re extremely proud to be building new homes for people that need our support. 

“We’ve worked with Woodhead Construction on previous new-build projects and we’re delighted to have them working with us again to produce high quality, affordable homes for our tenants.”

Michael Broadhurst, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Woodhead Construction said: “It’s great to be able to continue our partnership with North West Leicester District Council having completed 24 new homes in Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch already.  We will be using lots of local companies from trades and suppliers to re-invest in the local economy to build high quality homes.”

The project has been procured through EEM, a not-for-profit procurement consortium which aims to deliver best value for the public sector.