Delivering over 100 new homes for Nottingham

Woodhead in partnership with Nottingham City Homes (NCH), and Nottingham City Council (NCC) are delivering over 100 new homes across the city, as part of the ‘Building a Better Nottingham’ scheme.

Delivering over 100 new homes for NottinghamDelivering over 100 new homes for Nottingham

Overview

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.

Key Challenge

Multiple Sites

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;

  • Broxtowe
  • Bestwood
  • St Ann’s
  • Clifton

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.

 

Added Value

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.

Feedback

“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

Key Achievements

  • 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