Twenty new homes are being built in The Meadows, which will go to local families on the council house waiting list.
On behalf of Nottingham City Council – Nottingham City Homes (NCH), contractor Woodhead Group will develop the homes on the site of the former Clifton Miners Welfare.
The two-bed homes, will be built to high energy efficiency standards and offer warm, secure and affordable modern homes expected to be completed in spring 2020.
These new homes are the latest of the Building a Better Nottingham developments in the city, after planning permission was approved last year. They are also NCH’s second social housing development to be registered as a Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) UltraSite.
An UltraSite is a status given to construction sites, which are expected to go well above and beyond the basic expectations of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. This means the project team will do even more to engage the local community, offer employment, training and work experience opportunities to local people, protect the environment as well as providing exceptional facilities and support to the workforce on site.
These new homes are the latest of the Building a Better Nottingham developments in the north of the city, after planning permission was approved last year. This housing scheme is part of a longstanding partnership between the Woodhead Group and NCH which has delivered 164 homes so far.
So far, the Build a Better Nottingham programme has enabled more than 500 new council homes to be built for local people, with work on 100 more expected this year.
Nick Murphy, Chief Executive for Nottingham City Homes, said: “There has been significant regeneration in the Meadows and we have invested in creating new homes there over the last few years. We are now creating a further 20 good quality new council homes – homes that people can be proud of and that they want to live in.
“Not only is it a busy year for us in terms of developments, we are also celebrating 100 years of council housing, when councils were first given the task of developing where it was needed. A hundred years later this is still our vision; we want to build warm and secure family homes that the people of Nottingham can afford to live in and these new properties will be no exception”.
Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing at Nottingham City Council, said: “Working together with Nottingham City Homes and other partners, we are transforming Nottingham’s neighbourhoods, by regenerating sites which are no longer fit for purpose and replacing them with new, warm, safe and quality homes.
“Together we’re giving sites like the one in The Meadows a new purpose whilst creating opportunities for jobs and training and providing much needed housing which Nottingham people can afford to buy or rent in communities where people want to live and work.”
Leo Woodhead, Director at Woodhead Group said: “Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Council share our commitment to deliver social value while building quality new homes. Having delivered the first ever CCS housing UltraSite together, we learned a lot and are really looking forward to working closely with the community and our supply chain partners to create a better experience for all.”