Work to build 106 new council homes in Top Valley is set to resume with the appointment of a new contractor.
The original contractor appointed to build the homes on the site of the former Eastglade School stood ceased to trade last September, and since then Nottingham City Council has been working hard to get works restarted.
Lovell Partnership will be completing works on a phased basis that will see the first homes let to local people in housing need during the summer months, and then the remainder of the 106 homes completed and occupied as soon as possible.
The 106 new homes include 23 one-bed flats, 63 two-bed houses and 20 three-bed homes – plus open space for the whole community to enjoy.
Alison Brown, Director of Property Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “It’s important that these works are restarting to create more affordable homes for local people on the council house waiting list.
“These homes are well-designed and energy efficient – places where people will be proud to live. I look forward to seeing the transformation from an unused site into new homes for local people and families”.
Lovells are also working on the council’s Beckhampton site in Bestwood Park, which is seeing 131 council homes – two and three-bedroom houses, bungalows and flats – being built on land that was a playing field for the former Padstow School, off Beckhampton Road.