18 August 2016
Work is set to begin on 21 new affordable homes in Lenton as part of the Building a Better Nottingham programme, the biggest council-led housebuilding scheme in 40 years.
To mark the beginning of the latest phase of the Lenton project, community regeneration specialist Keepmoat, together with Nottingham City Homes (NCH) and Nottingham City Council (NCC) will hold a sod-cutting ceremony at the Church Square and Willoughby Street site on Thursday 18 Augustat 11am.
MP for Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood will join Cllr Alex Ball and local councillors on site to officially break the ground, alongside representatives from NCH, NCC and Keepmoat.
Cllr Alex Ball, Executive Assistant with responsibility for housing at Nottingham City Council, said: “Every time I come back to the Lenton redevelopment, a huge amount of progress has taken place and the site continues to evolve. This truly has been a distinctive transformation for the area, both in the physical street scene and skyline, and the wider range of housing available.
“We are now building brand new, energy efficient family homes on the site, as well as bungalows, the independent living scheme, Palmer Court, and some flats. This is replacing nearly fifty years of high-rise blocks, which have dominated the Nottingham skyline and for some time not been fit for purpose. I’m delighted to welcome in this next phase and look forward to seeing even more changes as the development continues to take shape.”
Keepmoat will deliver 17 affordable homes for rent on Church Square, with an additional four apartments on Willoughby Street. The new homes will replace both residential and commercial accommodation.
Nathan Brough, Regional Director for Keepmoat, said: “We are extremely proud to be working with our partners on the next phase of this city-wide regeneration project, which will further transform their vision of Lenton into a reality.
“The new development will provide much needed high quality and sustainable new council homes for generations to come, as well as providing jobs and training opportunities for local people as we carry out the construction works.”
The development is due to be completed late 2017.