Building works have started on 17 new homes in Bulwell, Nottingham on what was previously labelled a ‘problem spot’ for the area.
Formerly the site of the Lord Nelson Pub, a development of one and two bedroom bungalows is being undertaken by the Blue Skies Consortium on behalf of Tuntum Housing Association. The project was made feasible thanks to development consultancy POD, who secured funding and purchased the site. Once complete, the new homes will provide much needed affordable accommodation in this once neglected area of Bulwell.
Designed by Nottingham Community Housing Association’s (NCHA) Pelham Architects - who will also act as Employer’s Agent - the properties will be built around a central courtyard, taking advantage of the surrounding landscape including a tree preservation order to protect local wildlife.
Building contractors Starfish Group will be leading on the build, though some of the building works will be sub-contracted back to NCHA’s Property Services Team.
Richard Renwick, CEO of Tuntum, said: “We joined the Blue Skies Consortium in order to better access investment from the Homes and Communities Agency that would assist us with developing more homes in Nottingham. We are pleased to be working in partnership with Starfish, NCHA and Pelham Architects to deliver these good quality homes much needed in Bulwell.”
NCHA’s Director of Technical Services, Paul Moat, commented: “This project is a great opportunity for us to be involved in every stage of the build, right from conception through to completion, whilst working in close partnership with our colleagues at Tuntum. We look forward to handing over the properties later in the year.”