Work is about to begin on the next phase of Nottingham’s council house building programme, with over 100 new properties being built, as part of the Building a Better Nottingham scheme.
The programme, being delivered across the city in partnership with Nottingham City Homes (NCH), Nottingham City Council (NCC) and Woodhead Living. the project will see the construction of 60 bungalows contributing to a commitment to build 100 new bungalows by 2019.
In addition to the bungalows further homes will be built on the site previously home to Morley School on The Wells Road in St Ann’s.
The bungalows 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 on 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.
A further 19 properties are being planned for Aslockton Drive, Colesbourne Road, Gautries Close, Meadowvale Crescent, Middlefell Way and Ragdale Road. Details of these properties are yet to be determined, subject to planning.
In addition to the new bungalows, Nottingham City Homes will be transforming the former Morley School site. Work will commence early in the summer to provide 39 high quality sustainable homes with 6 bungalows and 33 two and three bed homes.
Richard Whittaker, Head of Development at Nottingham City Homes, said: “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.”
Nottingham City Homes has appointed local SME contractor Robert Woodhead Ltd to deliver both projects, which will be carried out by the Woodhead Living team. Woodhead Delivered the multi award winning phase 1 of the project.
Craig Pygall, Construction Director of Robert Woodhead, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Nottingham City Homes again to deliver high quality sustainable, safe and secure homes built by local people for local people. We believe that by investing in new homes, we are investing in the local community, building pride throughout Nottingham. While we’re on site we will mirror the council and NCH’s commitment to working with the local community and engaging them in our progress as we go.”
These developments form part of the wider Building a Better Nottingham scheme, which has so far seen almost 150 new council homes built across Nottingham with nearly 400 further properties due for completion this year.
Councillor Alex Ball, Executive Assistant with responsibility for housing at Nottingham City Council, said: “Our Building a Better Nottingham housing programme is helping to transform communities, creating homes to meet the needs of our residents. The scheme is also providing a number of employment and training opportunities for local people through the council’s employment hub, as well as supporting local businesses wherever possible.”