One of biggest Nottingham social housing projects in decades completed

One of the biggest housing regeneration projects in the city for decades has been completed in Lenton by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes.

Over four years of development has seen the area completely transformed, with five tower blocks demolished to make way for 142 homes, including bungalows, flats, family homes and an award-winning independent living scheme which enables older residents to stay in their community as they age.

Lenton has been the flagship project in the City Council’s Building a Better Nottingham programme, which has completed 411 new social housing properties on sites around the city, with more in progress or planned.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, portfolio holder for planning, housing and heritage at Nottingham City Council, says: “Lenton is a prime example of how we are not just building new homes, but completely transforming areas of the city. The flats were iconic and synonymous with the area, so it’s a big change for Lenton – but a positive change, providing modern homes and creating places where people want to live.”

The works were managed and overseen by city’s Arm’s Length Organisation (ALMO) Nottingham City Homes (NCH), who also manages the city’s council housing.