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Families prepare to move into homes in Clifton delivered under Building a Better Nottingham programme

Three families are preparing to move into the latest homes delivered under the Building a Better Nottingham programme.


The properties on Middlefell Close in Clifton form part of Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes’ (NCH) extensive council house building programme, which has so far seen hundreds of homes built on a range of sites across the city.


The two-bedroom homes have been built on a former disused garage site by Nottinghamshire construction company, Robert Woodhead Ltd. 


The properties have been built using a fabric first approach and have achieved an EPC rating of B. They are fitted with photovoltaic solar panels and highly efficient gas boilers.


External walls are highly insulated to ensure heat retention, and LED light bulbs have been used throughout to make sure running costs are kept to a minimum.


Richard Whittaker, head of development at Nottingham City Homes, said: “We’re delighted to have completed this first development in a series of smaller sites being delivered over the next couple of years across the city.


“We have some huge developments in Nottingham at the minute, but these smaller sites are just as important, not only providing homes for local families, but also ridding areas of the anti-social behaviour often associated with disused areas of land.”


Robert Woodhead Ltd’s specialist team, Woodhead Living, is working on sites across the city, delivering 100 homes as part of the Building a Better Nottingham programme.


Michael Broadhurst, quantity surveyor for Woodhead Living, said: “As a local company it’s a real privilege to work on such an important scheme as the Building a Better Nottingham programme.


“We do as much as we can while working on these new homes to ensure we work closely with the local community, provide training and employment opportunities, and supporting the local supply chain. In fact on this site we’ve managed to keep over 50% of our spend within five miles of the site. We have completed the programme by leaving our site manager on hand for the new tenants in their first two weeks, to help with any queries or concerns - an approach found to be very successful in sites of this kind.”


Councillor Jane Urquhart, Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for planning and housing, said: “Every new home built as part of this programme is not only a fantastic asset to the city’s council housing stock, it’s a new home for a family in need of accommodation.


“These new houses are built to an excellent standard and will provide not only provide residents with a modern standard of living, but more importantly, a warm, secure and comfortable home, built to last, not just for today, but for future generations of council tenants.”


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