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New family homes on the way in Nottingham

Twenty new homes are being built in The Meadows, which will go to local families on Nottingham’s council house waiting list.

On behalf of Nottingham City Council – Nottingham City Homes (NCH) and contractor Woodhead Group will develop the homes on the site of the former Clifton Miners Welfare on Ainsworth Drive.

The two-bed houses, will be built to high energy efficiency standards and offer warm, secure and affordable modern homes and are expected to be completed in spring 2020.

After planning permission was approved last year, these new homes 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 in June 2018.

These homes are also NCH’s second social housing UltraSite scheme, named by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) – which is a national scheme aimed at improving the image of construction.

An Ultra Site status is given to a site, which is expected to go above and beyond the basic expectations of a normal construction site. This means the project team will do even more to engage and work with the local community, offer employment, training and work experience opportunities to local people, as well as providing exceptional facilities and support to the workforce on site.

More than 500 new council homes have been built for local people as part of the Nottingham’s Build a Better Nottingham programme and this latest scheme is part of a longstanding partnership between the Woodhead Group and NCH which has delivered 164 homes together so far.

Nick Murphy, Chief Executive for Nottingham City Homes, said: “There has been significant regeneration in the Meadows and we have invested in creating new homes there over the last few years. We are now creating a further 20 good quality new council homes – homes that people can be proud of and that they want to live in.

“Not only is it a busy year for us in terms of developments, we are also celebrating 100 years of council housing, when councils were first given the task of developing where it was needed. A hundred years later this is still our vision; we want to build warm and secure family homes that the people of Nottingham can afford to live in and these new properties will be no exception”.

Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing at Nottingham City Council, said: “Working together with Nottingham City Homes and other partners, we are transforming Nottingham’s neighbourhoods, by regenerating sites which are no longer fit for purpose and replacing them with new, warm, safe and quality homes.

“Together we’re giving sites like the one in the Meadows a new purpose whilst creating opportunities for jobs and training and providing much needed housing which Nottingham people can afford to buy or rent in communities where people want to live and work”.

Leo Woodhead, Director at Woodhead Group said:  “Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Council share our commitment to deliver social value while building quality new homes. Having delivered the first ever CCS housing UltraSite together, we learned a lot and are really looking forward to working closely with the community and our supply chain partners to create a better experience for all.”

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