A housing and regeneration company is celebrating 10 years working in Nottingham – by winning two new contracts worth a combined £10 million.
Nottingham City Homes (NCH) and the city council have awarded the contracts to Keepmoat, which will see the company build 48 new homes at Cranwell Road in the Strelley area, and 54 new properties in The Meadows.
Keepmoat began its relationship with NCH and the council a decade ago, when it was appointed to carry out refurbishment work to social housing. This was through the city’s £120 million Secure Warm Modern home improvement programme, which was part of the government Decent Homes programme.
Since then, Keepmoat has expanded its relationship to include newbuild construction.
The Meadows development is said to be the first social housing project in the UK to be built using building information modelling (BIM) technology. The process involves the creation of a digital 3D model of the build to minimise issues and maximise cost savings.
Keepmoat is also currently building 142 new family homes in Lenton as part of a separate multi-million contract for NCH and the council.
“These are significant contract wins for Keepmoat, and continue our involvement in the ongoing development of Nottingham. We are looking forward to working with our partners and the local community on these exciting schemes,” said Martin Smithurst, Keepmoat’s regional managing director.
Steve Hale, NCH’s director of property services, added: “We’re delighted to appoint the Keepmoat team to deliver our Meadows and Cranwell Road developments. We have been working with the team over the past ten years as they continue to deliver high quality schemes, providing both value for money and significant social impact, such as the employment and progression of a large number of apprentices, as well as a range of community initiatives.
“Our ‘Building a Better Nottingham’ programme continues to transform neighbourhood across the city and these large sites in The Meadows and Strelley will make a huge difference to the surrounding community, providing families and individuals with sustainable, warm, secure and modern homes, as well as dramatically improving the street scene.”