Multi-sector construction and civil engineering contractor, Winvic Construction Ltd, has been appointed to deliver the first phase of infrastructure works at Fairham, the new £800 million neighbourhood for Nottingham being delivered by Clowes Developments in partnership with Homes England.
Northampton-based Winvic will be installing a site compound before conducting a range of enabling and ground works from September onwards to deliver highway, drainage and utility infrastructure.
These enabling works will initially be focused around Nottingham Road which will allow wider construction to progress through the latter part of this year and into 2021.
The works will launch the first phase of the £100 million of infrastructure investment due for the 600-acre Fairham development, which was awarded planning permission at the start of 2018. Up to 3,000 new homes, 1 million sq ft of commercial space and a neighbourhood centre as well as community, health and educational facilities will be developed, with the first housing sites coming forward during 2021.
Fairham has been designed around a highly sustainable, ultra-connected location set amid the green landscape of south Nottinghamshire. With all amenities co-located alongside one another, it will be one of the most accessible and sustainable communities in the country.
Derbyshire-based Clowes Developments is working in collaboration with Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator, to bring Fairham forward.
Land and Planning Director with Clowes Developments, Robert Hepwood, said: “We have a long track record of working with Winvic on delivering complex and large scale schemes across the country. Welcoming them onto the Fairham site is an important first step towards bringing the new homes, infrastructure and employment opportunities of the neighbourhood to fruition.
“Fairham is a crucial development for the East Midlands and it will demonstrate how vital the local economy is after the events of earlier this year. Over the coming twelve months we will be progressing the site at pace by working closely with our partners and the public will soon see some big changes to the landscape as we move forward.”
Rob Cook, Winvic’s Civils & Infrastructure Director, said: “It’s great to be working on such a flagship project and we’re delighted that Clowes Developments and Homes England recognised that we would make the perfect partner to deliver the vast groundworks, highways and utility installation phase.
“Our experience on a number of significant gateway and mixed use sites like Fairham – as well as infrastructure and preparatory works across all construction sectors – means we are well placed to deliver this vital first part of the project and exceed expectations. We can’t wait to start bringing Fairham to life, laying the foundations for the homes, community facilities and employment opportunities to come.”
Fairham, to the south of Clifton, sits alongside the A453 Remembrance Way that links directly to the M1. It is also next to the NET tram terminus at Clifton South, within a 15 minute drive of East Midlands Airport and is a 20 minute drive or tram ride from Nottingham city centre.
Fairham also forms a key part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Local Plan and will help meet the borough’s housing need for 13,500 new homes over the next decade.