This 18 month project will see the construction of 67 bungalows, 43 houses, and 3 Communal Buildings contributing to a commitment to build 100 new homes by 2019. The bungalows, and houses will offer quality homes for older people or those with mobility issues, enabling them to move into suitable accommodation while remaining in their own community. Being built across ten sites, the project forms the second and third phases of the empty property programme, to repurpose disused sites in the city:
- 10 bungalows and a communal unit will form an independent living scheme on Conway Close in St Ann’s
- 21 bungalows will be built on Oakford Close in Broxtowe
- 23 properties are due to be built on both Hazel Hill and Hazel Hill Crescent in Bestwood Park.
In addition to the new bungalows, Woodhead and Nottingham City Homes will be transforming the former Morley School site to provide 39 high quality sustainable homes with 6 bungalows and 33 two and three bedroom homes.
With over 100 units being built across multiple sites it is vital to guarantee consistency of delivery across all sites. To ensure uniformity across all project sites Woodhead have grouped all projects into four locational hubs;
- St Ann’s
Each hub has its own designated senior manager who will oversee the delivery of all the units within that hub. The four senior managers will work collaboratively with an emphasis on exceptional communication. This will be done by holding regular meetings where they will share best practice.
Considerate Construction – Ultra Site
All sites will be registered on the Considerate Constructors Scheme, with the former Morley School site registering as an ‘Ultra Site’. Ultra Sites is a new initiative from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which will see the St. Ann’s Site demonstrate industry-leading best practice and ensure that everyone working on site understands and upholds the considerate standards that have been established. Woodhead will take considerate construction to the next level when it comes to caring for the community, the workforce and the environment. The scheme will have a robust and further enhanced assessment system scoring the site on; Appearance, its respect for the community, protection of the environment, safety, and how the workforce is valued.
“We’re committed to creating homes and places where people want to live. We’ve already transformed a number of neighbourhoods across Nottingham and these two projects really highlight the mix of properties in the whole programme. From much-needed family accommodation to bungalows and independent living schemes, it’s about delivering homes that local people need.”
Richard Whittaker, Head of Development at Nottingham City Homes
- All sites registered on the Considerate Constructors Scheme
- Local Nottingham Supply Chain
- 98% of subcontractors on site within 10 miles of the site
- Pre-Construction Design Team all Nottingham Based