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Affordable homes get underway at former Virgin Media site in Nottingham


Affordable homes get underway at former Virgin Media site in Nottingham

Residential & Regeneration, Construction & Build

Work has begun to build 82 affordable houses and flats on the former Virgin Media offices, off Daleside Road between Sneinton and Colwick.
Affordable housing provider NCHA are working in partnership with GEDA construction, Nottingham City Council and Homes England.

The development will revamp a currently disused area of the city, and provide a great opportunity for Nottingham residents to access affordable accommodation close to the city centre.

The development will offer a mix of one bed flats, and two and three bedroom family homes, to support the housing need of the area.

57 homes will be available for affordable rent and 25 sold for shared ownership. The new homes have been designed by NCHA’s in-house architects, Pelham and will be built to energy rating B.

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing and HR, Cllr Toby Neal, said: “I’m really pleased to see another development from NCHA, bringing this disused site in the city back into use for much-needed new homes.

“NCHA are a key delivery partner for affordable housing in Nottingham and are part of the city’s Homelink Partnership which means that the rent affordable homes being built on this site will be available for people on the council’s housing waiting list.”

Allan Fisher, Director of Development and Assets at NCHA, said:

“We’re really pleased to, once again, be contributing to the regeneration of this area of Nottingham, close to our recently completed Pelham Waterside development.

“These new affordable homes will ensure those on the lowest incomes can enjoy good quality, secure, energy efficient homes.”

Colm McVeigh, Associate Director at GEDA said:

“GEDA are delighted to be delivering this project with NCHA. It is great to finally make a start on this scheme.

“This is a challenging and exciting project and we are looking forward to delivering 82 much-needed affordable properties for the local community.

Andy Meek, Senior Architect at Pelham, said:

“In designing these new homes for NCHA we’ve committed to deliver affordable and economical design solutions; reducing carbon emissions and providing housing with low running costs.

“We are confident these homes will completely transform the area and create a thriving new community.”

The scheme forms part of NCHA and Longhurst Group’s Strategic Partnership with Homes England, to deliver affordable homes across the East Midlands and East of England.

Written by West Bridgford Wire.