B@Home - Building aspirations and raising standards of affordable housing

The B@Home Framework, procured through Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) set out to deliver over 100 high quality, energy efficient homes, over a four year period. The purpose of the framework was to build aspirations and raise standards together.

The first spade hit the ground at Rogers Avenue, Cresswell on the 28th November 2015 (pictured below). This was a big day for us and Bolsover District Council as it marked the start of B@Home, a house building partnership that would provide 103 new, high quality homes across the district. On Monday 11th January 2021, the final homes at the Paddock were handed over to successfully conclude the highly successful, multi award winning partnership.

B@Home has brought many pockets of land that were attracting anti-social behaviour into use. For example, the former Blackwell Hotel site was transformed by the framework into 6 new high quality family homes on the site, resolving a problematic piece of land blighted by Japanese knotweed and asbestos, while meeting local housing need.

The B@Home Partnership has managed to spend 76% of the budget within a 20 miles radius from sites pumping millions back into the local economy.

That’s not all, over 5,600 young people have been engaged in the programme, enabling them to learn about the construction industry. 8 Apprentices have benefited, starting their journey in the industry, and there have been 110 training events, boosting skills in Bolsover. It has really been an exceptional achievement by all.

Handing Over the Final B@Home Project at The Paddock

Framework Achievements

The Projects

B@Home Framework Facts

B@Home Opportunities Created

B@Home - From Vision to Reality

Ash Close

Leamington Drive

Elm Close

The Paddock

Building the Unbuildable at Hilltop Avenue, Shirebrook