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West Bridgford’s Abbey Road site sale paves way for 70 new homes

Rushcliffe Borough Council has completed the sale of its former depot site that will bring over 70 low-carbon new homes to West Bridgford.
Working together with Savills development team in Nottingham, the Council has sold the site for redevelopment to Peveril Homes and Stagfield Group.

The landmark energy efficient housing site on Abbey Road will include a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses and apartments in the heart of the town. The 21 new affordable homes will enable more families and individuals to step onto the housing ladder in West Bridgford.

All designed with the same high-quality specification and materials, the 71 homes are set to include a minimum 19 per cent reduction on CO2 levels, compared with current building regulations on standard houses across the country.

They will also feature electric car charging, bike store, wildlife habitats, new trees and will meet central government’s no fossil fuels policy on new build housing, three years ahead of its 2025 deadline.

Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Cllr Simon Robinson said: “This is an exemplar individually designed scheme that will demonstrate how the Council is looking to the future in reducing carbon impact of new housing.
“We have consistently emphasised the need for new energy efficient homes. This is the ideal opportunity to deliver high quality designs to add much needed affordable housing in West Bridgford and we’re pleased to have completed the sale with Peveril Homes.

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“The Council had a long-held ambition to relocate our recycling depot from this residential location to a more suitable place and this was a prime location for new homes.
“We set out to design a unique scheme with high environmental credentials and locked this into a Design Code, working alongside Allan Joyce Architects.
“The homes will be 100% electric powered with no gas, having air source heat pumps, underfloor heating and solar panels, the development will really set the standard for others to follow, locally.”
The family homes are set in the prime position on the edge of West Bridgford town centre and within three miles of Nottingham city centre.

Ann Taylor, development director at Savills Nottingham, comments: “The redevelopment of the Abbey Road depot will create an exciting new community, located adjacent to West Bridgford allotments and near Abbey Road Primary School.

“The scheme will provide modern high-quality homes supported by sustainable green credentials; set around public open space, thus creating a fully integrated community within walking distance of West Bridgford town centre.

“The scheme will deliver a pipeline of modern housing and significant section 106 contributions into the local and wider community.

“The popularity of the area was clearly demonstrated by the demand for the site, highlighting the support for exemplar residential housing schemes and the use of design codes to elevate and differentiate the product in the market.”

James Smith Managing Director of Peveril Homes comments: “As the site will be completely gas-free, we are continuing to innovate our product offering.

“Our partnership with Stagfield Group assists us to evolve with each house type designed from the ground up to accommodate modern living and the ambitious carbon net goals set by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

“This development aligns with Peveril Homes’ company ethos and endeavour to provide superior quality homes that stand the test of time.”

Kevin Hard, Managing Director of Stagfield Group added: “As custodians of this vision and working with our partner Peveril Homes, we are excited to build and release the homes for future residents to benefit from lower energy bills, quality design and modern living.

“What first attracted us to the development land was the Council’s vision for a low energy development with ‘no gas’ and the desire to incorporate exemplar design and urban living.”

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