Twenty new homes have been built in The Meadows, which will now go to local families on Nottingham’s council house waiting list.
Nottingham City Homes (NCH) and contractor Robert Woodhead Limited have developed the homes on the site of the former Clifton Miners Welfare on Ainsworth Drive – on behalf of Nottingham City Council.
The two-bed houses, are built to high energy efficiency standards and offer warm, secure and affordable modern homes.
These new homes on roads now called Sandstone Mews and Fossil Close, are the latest for the Meadows area which form part of the city’s Building a Better Nottingham programme and follow the completion of 55 homes there in June 2018.
NCH has built nearly 600 new council homes for local people as part of the programme and this latest scheme in partnership with Robert Woodhead Limited.
Nick Murphy, Chief Executive for Nottingham City Homes, said: “These homes have transformed what was once a derelict site in the Meadows. There has been significant investment in the area over the years and working with Nottingham City Council, we continue to create quality new homes for local people.”
“We want people to be proud of their homes and were they live and we feel these houses tick both of these boxes. The Council House waiting list is growing but we are committed to working with partners to build more homes that the people of Nottingham can afford to live in.”
Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing and Heritage at Nottingham City Council, said: “Nottingham needs a mix of all different types of homes and two bed houses are in high demand for those waiting for a home in The Meadows.
“Building, warm, safe, and energy efficient new housing, not only regenerates sites which are no longer fit for purpose, but also encourages investment, creates jobs and helps to support local supply chain businesses, which will help aid the City’s recovery from the Coronavirus as lock down measures are eased”.
Tom Woodhead, Business Services Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd said:
“What makes these new homes extra special is the social impact we have delivered whilst we have been building them. From supporting Arkwright gardens, inspiring women into the construction industry and helping the local primary school to get building, it’s been a pleasure to see the positive impact.”