B@Home Framework – High quality affordable homes programme

The B@Home Framework, is a partnership agreement between Bolsover District Council and Woodhead to deliver the Council’s New Build Programme.

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Overview

Procured through Efficiency East Midlands (EEM), the framework aims to deliver over 100 high quality, energy efficient homes, over a four year period to raise the standards of affordable housing in Bolsover District.

All homes will be designed to meet the Lifetime Homes standard exceeding normal space standards for affordable housing, and will also surpass minimum building regulations for energy efficiency and environmental impact.

Completed

  • Rogers Avenue – 7 Homes
  • Blackwell – 6 Homes
  • Fir Close – 8 Homes
  • Derwent Drive – 12 Homes
  • Hill Top – 37 Homes
  • Highcliffe Avenue – 1 Home
  • St. Michael’s Drive – 2 Homes
  • Ash Close – 6 Homes
  • Elm Close – 4 Homes
  • Lime Close – 2 Homes
  • Leamington Drive – 2 Homes
  • Beech Grove – 1 Home

On Site

  • Recreation Close – 3 Homes
  • The Paddock – 12 Homes
  • Whitwell Cluster – 43 Homes

Pipeline

For the duration of the project Bolsover District Council will work collaboratively with Woodhead to identify additional under-utilised land across the district that can be transformed into new dwellings to achieve the aspirations of the B@Home Framework.  Land has already been identified for year 4 of the build.

 

Cost Effectiveness

Smaller sites, individually, may not be cost effective to construct. By providing a “batched” solution we can bring forward cost effective solutions such as prelims, bulk procurement and efficiencies by allocating teams of resources to work from site to site to understand client needs, quality parameters and the Partnership ethos. By working closely with local Supply Chain Partners we work together to forward plan resources and provide continuity.

Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction Rate: 90%

Service: 8/10

Product: 8/10

Value for Money: 7.5/10

After-Sales Service: 9/10

“I have been highly delighted by the way your company Woodheads has undertaken the work, the site has been kept spotlessly clean, the workmen and Site Foreman have been courteous and thoughtful all through the project and every consideration possible has been afforded to local residents to minimise the impact on the street’s residents” Local Resident, Fir Close, Shirebrook

 

Key Achievements

  • 1,473 Young people engaged to date on the framework.
  • Gold National Considerate Constructors Site Award.
  • Rogers Avenue achieved a Considerate Constructors Score of 41/50 on the first  visit, and 42/50 on the second. Putting Woodhead well above the industry average of 36.
  • Delivered Mock CSCS Tests for 6 students to give them a better understanding of Health and Safety on a building site.
  • Supported ‘The Bolsover School’ with a mock interview day for over 100 year 10 students.
  • 13 Students from The Bolsover School visited Rogers Avenue for a site tour and Careers in Construction Presentation.
  • Site visit for 8 local students of a local construction training centre based in Barlborough.
  • Woodhead presented a talk on careers in construction at a Year 11 Assembly to over 100 students.
  • Held a ‘meet the buyer’ event which saw 49 businesses attend. The event was aimed at offering opportunities to local small to medium sized businesses through the  framework.
  • Exceeding the framework’s local spend figures, delivered 63% of local spend and local employment within 20 miles of site.

 

100 New Council Homes

Our council housing build programme is nearing its 100 new homes target. The homes are being built across our district for our residents.

The latest completed properties were handed over earlier in the year in Pinxton and this is the first development to include the full range of one, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.

Following the completion of the six homes on the Ash Close development in Pinxton, Woodhead Group has now delivered or is currently on-site with 91 homes as part of the partnership, with several other sites identified for further development in the coming months.

 

100 Years of Social Housing

This year marks 100 years since the 1919 Housing Act which promised money from the UK government to help finance the construction of 500,000 houses.
The Housing Act 1919, known as the ‘Addison Act’ paved the way for council housing on a large scale.

On 11 November 1918, World War I came to an end and the following day the Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, called a general election and promised “habitations fit for the heroes who have won the war”.

It was this promise that marked the beginning of council housing building that lasted for most of the 20th century. The new Housing Act Legislation followed, with Christopher Addison as Minister of Health guiding it through and local authorities were given the task of building working-class housing in their areas with Treasury Grants introduced to cover their losses.

 

Site in Focus – Hill Top

The 3.5 acre Hill Top site has been dormant within Bolsover District Council’s land bank for many years. It’s one of the steepest sites in the district, with a 22m incline from front to back. The site had been described by previous developers as being unbuildable.

We worked with architects and engineers William Saunders to make the scheme work enabling us to create 37 new homes, including four apartments, one bungalow and 32 two and three bedroom family homes to meet local need.

During the process the B@Home team identified a problematic former garage site “Highcliffe” within ½ mile of the Hill Top site.

The efficiencies from the Hill Top site subsidised the development of a bespoke 4 bedroom house within the main contract dates, which addressed an acute shortage of 4 bed houses for rent in BDC housing stock.

Social Value Stats

  • 8 Apprenticeships Started
  • 43 Work Experience Opportunities
  • 8 New Jobs Created
  • 3,987 young people engaged in construction

 

Vision to Reality

Elm Close, Pinxton

 

Take a Virtual Tour of B@Home

Take a look around one of our completed B@Home properties, or a virtual walk through one of our B@Home properties whilst construction is still ongoing in the virtual tours below:

Walk around a finished B@Home property

Walk around a B@Home property being constructed

B@Home VR Experiences

For a truly unique experience, use your Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream View headset with a compatible smartphone to full immerse yourself in a B@Home VR tour! Just click the links below to get started or read instructions:

B@Home Hill Top
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B@Home Pinxton
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