Newark and Sherwood Homes Framework

Years 1 and 2 of the 5 year framework with Newark and Sherwood Homes to deliver 250-350 new homes across the district.

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Year 1:

Start date:  14th August 2017

End date: 14th August 2018

The 5 Year Framework is a programme of works which aims to deliver a target of 70 new homes for Newark and Sherwood Homes within the first year, a target which Woodhead Group achieved.

The first year consisted of 5 clusters of new homes:

  • Balderton Cluster – 10 Homes
  • Collingham Cluster – 9 Homes
  • Farndon Cluster – 17 Homes
  • Newark Cluster – 18 Homes
  • West of Newark Cluster – 16 Homes

The first year included some complex infill sites that required specialist knowledge and expertise, as well as working with the surrounding residents, suppliers and contractors to deliver these smaller sites efficiently. By working collaboratively through the EEM framework, it made delivering these infill sites possible whilst producing high Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) scores, with all sites being above the national average, ranging from a score of 37 to 41.


Year 2:

Start date:  21st January 2019

The second year of the 5 Year Framework aims to deliver a target of 50 new homes; 25 flats, 12 bungalows and 13 houses. Combined with the 70 new homes built in the first year, these contribute to the goal to deliver 250-350 new high quality homes for Newark and Sherwood District Homes over the Framework.

The second year consists of 4 clusters of new homes:

  • Coddington Cluster – 17 Homes
  • Hawtonville Cluster – 21 Homes
  • Sherwood Forest Cluster – 9 Homes
  • Southwell Cluster – 3 Homes

Strong relationships

Robert Woodhead Limited has a strong relationship with Newark and Sherwood Homes, having been previously appointed to deliver 2 nr. schemes comprising  25 new build bungalows at Scarborough Road, Bilsthorpe, and 32 nr. flats in Newark, both procured through the EEM Framework.

Standardisation delivers efficiencies

Robert Woodhead Limited, Newark and Sherwood Homes, RG+P (Architects) and Collins Hall Green (Engineers) have undertaken weekly workshops to develop the design of set house types which will be used throughout the Framework to drive efficiencies through standardisation.

Customer satisfaction

Ensuring customer satisfaction is key—Newark & Sherwood Homes rated us in our Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ) an exceptional 10/10 for health & safety, 10/10 for quality of the product and 10/10 for likeliness to recommend us.

Social value

Social value is key to Robert Woodhead Ltd, being part of our core focus of creating a better experience for all—from our trusted partners to the local community. This has included many community activities such as career events, school visits, and work experience placements.

There was also a Hawtonville  ‘Day of Action’ in March 2019, where a team of over 100 people including members of Woodhead staff and the Hawtonville community spent a day collecting waste; with an extensive programme including litter picking, street cleaning, and action on fly tips. The weight of waste collected was more than 20 tonnes – equivalent to 5 hippopotamuses! Furthermore 150 shrubs and trees were planted by local schoolchildren.