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Housing Development Contract Awarded to Nottinghamshire Family Firm

The construction industry has been earmarked as one of the key sectors to help the UK economy recover.  Edwinstowe based Robert Woodhead Limited are celebrating after securing a major housing project earlier this month. The contract will provide a huge benefit to Nottinghamshire firms in their supply chain.

The project is set to commence in autumn 2020 in Newark and is a private development for Arkwood Developments, an independent private limited company.

Spanning over two years, the scheme will see 87 market sale, new homes built on Bowbridge road and Lordhawk Way, with the first ones becoming available for purchase next spring. Opposite the development is Newark Sports Centre, placing the new homes in the heart of the community.  The development will provide a range of family homes including bungalows, houses, flats and mews.

Tom Woodhead, Business Services Director, Robert Woodhead Ltd, commented on the positive news

“We are incredibly pleased to have secured a major contract, on our doorstep.  It will be a huge boost to local business in our supply chain, our staff and importantly the local communities that will benefit from the significant investment. 

What makes projects like this even more important are the local jobs that will be generated and sustained during the coming years, and the people who will benefit from a host of social value initiatives including work experience placements and apprenticeship opportunities.”

Jackson Design Associates on behalf of Arkwood Developments Ltd have obtained approval for the new scheme.

Tony Hardie, joint Managing Director at JDA, spoke about their success

“Following a complex planning process where we successfully obtained approval, JDA are delighted to be appointed as Lead Designer by Woodheads Construction for the development of 87 residential units. Having been involved since its inception, we now look forward to working closely with Woodheads over the next couple of years to see this site transformed into a stunning residential development at the heart of the Newark community.”

They will be providing a full Technical Design package for all the house types alongside a design support service over the 24 month construction period.