Work to build 106 council homes in Top Valley resumed this week following the appointment of a new contractor.
The original contractor appointed to build the homes – 23 one-bed flats, 63 two-bed houses and 20 three-beds – on the site of the former Eastglade School ceased to trade last September, and since then Nottingham City Council has been working hard to get works restarted.
Lovell Partnership started on Monday and will complete the build of the first phase of around 50 homes, with the aim of having local people on the council’s waiting list move in on a phased basis from late October this year to mid-February 2024.
Works to build the second phase of homes on the site will then begin, so that all 106 properties can be occupied as soon as possible.
Councillor Jay Hayes, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m delighted that works are restarting to create these new council homes for local people on the waiting list. They are well-designed and energy efficient – places where people will be proud to live.”
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 formerly a playing field for the former Padstow School off Beckhampton Road.