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Work to start on £800 million Fairham neighbourhood in Rushliffe

Work is due to start to improve an existing access road and create a new route into the £800 million Fairham neighbourhood in Nottinghamshire.

The work is taking place off the Mill Hill roundabout and on the Clifton South tram terminus access road from the A453 Remembrance Way. 

Day and night-time works will start to increase from Monday 5th September 2022 with a completion in April 2023 in order to create a new access road and controlled junction for Fairham, along with improved access to the existing Park & Ride site.

Access to and from the Clifton South Park & Ride will be maintained at all times to keep traffic flowing while works to create new earthworks, carriageway and signalisation takes place. Construction traffic will be rerouted away from civilian traffic during the works. 

View of Park Ride Access Road works area

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The 606-acre site is in the process of becoming a whole new neighbourhood for Nottingham with 3,000 new homes, one million sq ft of employment space and 200 acres of open green space. The works are all part of £100 million of infrastructure improvements scheduled for Fairham.

Fairham map of new access road

O’Brien Contractors Ltd will be carrying out the work on behalf of Clowes Developments, the company behind the Fairham masterplan. Fairham is being brought forward in partnership with Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator.


As well as new homes and employment space, there will also be a neighbourhood centre plus new educational, community and sports and leisure facilities at Fairham, along with a protected future route for the NET tram.

Clowes Developments and Homes England have been working with Highways England, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council to ensure the access works achieve the maximum benefit for the least amount of disruption for the travelling public.

Due to bring thousands of new homes, jobs and opportunities to Nottingham, Fairham will be the East Midlands’ most significant mixed-use development. 

It creates a thriving new community and neighbourhood that is well-planned, safe and friendly; a place that has a vibrant mix of residential and commercial amenities, all designed and built to the highest standards. 

The new community 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 highly accessible as well as greenest new communities in the region.

The scheme will help provide new employment opportunities across the region as well as assisting Rushcliffe Borough Council in meeting its new homes target of 13,500 dwellings by 2030. 

Mixing commercial and residential, living and working, it is already establishing itself as the benchmark for future developments, becoming the region’s finest place to live, work and flourish.

Ali Malik, Infrastructure Director at Clowes Developments, said: ‘This work is all about creating an important new access for Fairham that will link to the whole of the development in the future. This will allow us to continue to build the internal road network to service the new homes, jobs, amenities and leisure facilities we’re creating at this major new neighbourhood for Nottingham.’ 

O’Brien Contractors Ltd, added: ‘The start of these further enabling and access works at the northern entrance to Fairham will bring improved and easier access to the development and surrounding area. It is all part of a package of works being completed across the Fairham site that will facilitate the next phase of development for the benefit of people across the region.’

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