Work is set to begin on on the latest phase of Nottingham’s biggest council-led housebuilding scheme in 40 years.
A sod cutting ceremony was held on the site in Lenton, where 21 affordable homes will be constructed under the Building a Better Nottingham programme.
MP for Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood joined Councillor Alex Ball, executive assistant with responsibility for housing at Nottingham City Council, and local councillors on site to officially break the ground, alongside representatives from Nottingham City Homes (NCH), Nottingham City Council (NCC) and Keepmoat.
Councillor Ball 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 50 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.”
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.