Monday, May 10, 2021

Council’s apartment plans move forward

Plans to build new council homes in Clifton have reached an important milestone this week, as Nottingham City Homes (NCH) appoints a construction delivery partner.

Planning permission to build 36 one-bedroom apartments on the site of the former Southchurch garages, off Hamilton Court in Clifton was granted last year.

The flats, once built, will be owned by Nottingham City Council and managed on their behalf by Nottingham City Homes. They will go to Nottingham households on the local council house waiting list.

Following the tender process, East Midlands-based Geda Construction has been awarded the contract for the latest Building a Better Nottingham development in the city.

The plan is to be on site in Summer 2021, with the new homes completed in 2022. Halsall Lloyd Partnership Architects have designed the site to deliver 36 quality, affordable homes to rent which will be energy efficient and low cost to run.

Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing and Heritage, at Nottingham City Council, said: “There is a real need for different types of housing in Nottingham, with a high demand from single people and couples for these affordable one-bedroom apartments.

“As well as regenerating the old site, which is no longer fit for purpose, we are building, warm, safe, and energy efficient new homes for affordable rent, which will help meet the needs of local people waiting for a home. I am happy to see the development progressing and I look forward to when we start on site.”

Nick Murphy, the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes, said: “Following a competitive tender process, I am delighted that GEDA has joined us as construction partner on the Southchurch development. GEDA built the new council flats at Strelley Court and we were very pleased with the quality of construction there.

“There is significant demand for council apartments from local people and we are working with the council to create these new homes. This is a previously under-used site and GEDA will help us to create these much needed homes for local people, somewhere that residents can be proud to live.”

Colm McVeigh, Commercial Manager at Geda Construction, said: “Geda are delighted to have been awarded this scheme and continue a longstanding relationship between NCH and Geda Construction. We look forward to delivering another quality build for NCH, providing much needed accommodation in the Clifton area.”

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