Monday, June 24, 2024

Final handover of family homes for new Bestwood community

Vistry Group, the provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes, has celebrated the final handover of new family homes at their Ridgeway development in Nottingham. The final home was completed and handed over 20 months after the development received planning permission.


Situated on a 4.2-acre brownfield site in the Bestwood area of Nottinghamshire, the 71 one-, two-, and three-bedroom properties comprise 33 affordable homes, built on behalf of Nottingham City Council and 38 homes for private rent through Start Living, the single-family build-to-rent platform established by Gatehouse Investment Management and TPG Real Estate Partners.


All the homes were built using modern methods of construction (MMC) reducing the carbon footprint of every property. The properties were manufactured off site using open panel timber frames from the Vistry Works East Midlands factory in Bardon in neighbouring Leicestershire. Each home built using these panels emits 14,460kg CO2e less than a traditional brick-and-block house and has a faster construction time.


The development’s completion heralds a new era of enhanced living standards for residents and the local community, with landscaping, public open spaces, and road improvements. The wider community has also benefitted from investment with £1,911,255 towards local educational and a further £85,764 going to other services.


Lee Parry, Managing Director of Vistry North East Midlands, said: “We are thrilled to mark the successful handover of the final homes on our Ridgeway development. This milestone represents not just the final stages of this project but also the beginning of a new chapter for the residents as this new community flourishes.”


Councillor Jay Hayes, Portfolio Holder for Housing and ward representative for Bestwood at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m delighted to see these new properties reach completion, ready to become family homes in a part of the city with high levels of housing need. We’re creating new communities that everyone who lives in the area will benefit from.


“The amount of housing being delivered currently in Nottingham is a positive sign and it’s also a clear indication of the willingness for developers to invest here. Construction activity has a large and positive impact on jobs and the local economy, so this is great news for Nottingham.”


John Coles, Head of Acquisitions at Gatehouse Investment Management, added: “Ridgeway was one of the first Start Living locations to be acquired, forming part of our wider investment in the area, and it is hugely pleasing to see the final properties delivered.


“Many residents are already enjoying the high-spec homes and fantastic local amenities that Ridgeway has to offer, and we look forward to more families moving into these last few homes. We are also due to launch an additional 64 plots at the adjacent Padstow site in the coming months, which is already generating strong interest.”

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