Representatives from NCHA, GEDA, Homes England and Nottingham City Council gathered together on the former site of South Nottingham College in Clifton to mark the start of NCHA’s ambitious building development.
The derelict college had been empty for some time, so the development is a welcome improvement for the local community.
Nottingham City Council’s Regeneration Team Leader, Ceri Davies, said: “It’s fantastic to see good quality, specialist development coming forward from the partnership of NCHA and GEDA.
“The development will provide modern options for older people and those with support needs, something that is critical to Nottingham having a housing offer that meets people’s needs and requirements, now and into the future.
“It’s also great to see NCHA, one of our most valuable and active delivery partners, locating an office in Clifton, seeing the potential in its amenities and connectivity.”
The new site will include:
- A new headquarters for NCHA accommodating around 200 colleagues at any one time
- 50 apartments for older people with onsite support and communal facilities
- 14 apartments and six bungalows for supported living.
The existing sporting facilities, including the football pitches, club-house, changing rooms and gym will remain, and will help support NCHA’s ambition to create a vibrant, stand-alone community of colleagues, residents and local people.
GEDA, a multi-skilled construction and development company have been awarded the contract to complete the build and are really excited to get started.
Aaron Hughes, Managing Director at GEDA, said, “We are delighted to be embarking on this project. The entire project team have been working extremely hard over the past number of months finalising detailed design ahead of this start on site. We are looking forward to working with NCHA and the rest of the delivery team to turn these impressive plans into reality.”
The residential accommodation will contribute to NCHA‘s Strategic Partnership 2021-2026 with Homes England, to deliver new, affordable homes across the East Midlands and East of England.
This impressive mixed-use development has been designed by Pelham, NCHA’s in-house architects and is due to be completed by Autumn 2024. Register for development updates by visiting www.ncha.org.uk/clifton.