Work has begun to build 50 affordable energy efficient homes, just off College Way near Bilborough College in Nottingham.
The development will offer a mix of two and three bedroom homes, including bungalows, to support the housing need of the area.
24 homes will be sold for shared ownership and the remaining 26 will be let at an affordable rent.
The new homes have been designed by NCHA’s in-house architects, Pelham and designed to achieve energy rating A.
To reduce costs for the new residents, there’s a special focus to make these homes energy efficient.
The new homes will be completely gas-free, and fitted with air-source heat pumps and PV solar panels.
A lot of thought has also gone into the design of the outdoor spaces to increase biodiversity, including wildflower plants, shallow ponds and hedgerows with fruit trees.
Affordable housing provider NCHA are working in partnership with Nottingham City Council, Homes England and Mercer Building Solutions to deliver this ambitious programme which is due to be completed by autumn 2023.
The Head of Housing and Regeneration at Nottingham City Council, Mark Lowe met with Allan Fisher, Director of Development and Assets at NCHA to mark the start of work at the site.
Mark Lowe, Head of Housing and Regeneration, Nottingham City Council, said:
“The council welcomes the development of new affordable housing at College Way in Bilborough.
“As a Nottingham-based Housing Association, NCHA are an important partner for the City Council and they deliver more new affordable homes than any other independent Housing Association in the city.
“This is bringing much-needed new affordable housing for Nottingham people which will help to house people on the council’s housing waiting list as well as providing some new low-cost housing for people to buy.”
Simon Henderson, Senior Architect at Pelham, said “We are proud to be installing low carbon technology, such as solar PV panels and heat pumps, and using materials in a more energy efficient way to lower the carbon footprint of the homes. I am looking forward to seeing the scheme develop over the coming months.”
Allan Fisher, Director of Development and Assets at NCHA, said “As a housing association we are committed to providing more homes, great services and better lives for our customers. These new homes are contributing to our aim to build 2,100 high quality new homes in the East Midlands between 2022-2027.”
The scheme contributes to NCHA and Longhurst Group’s Strategic Partnership with Homes England, to deliver new, affordable homes across the East Midlands and East of England.
Early expressions of interest for the shared ownership properties can be made to NCHA Sales.