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Nottingham puts social housing on the map

Jez Abbott
Monday 28 Jan 2019

One of Nottingham city’s biggest housing regeneration projects has been on show to housing associations across the region.

Lenton Green was completed by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes (NCH) earlier this year. The area was completely transformed over four years, with five tower blocks being demolished to make way for 142 homes, including bungalows, flats, family homes and an award-winning independent living scheme which enables older residents to stay in their community as they age.

The final stage of the redevelopment was completed with 17 new homes, built on the former Church Square shopping precinct at the heart of the Lenton development. The site was falling into disrepair, was outdated and no longer fit for purpose.

The 17 new homes on the site form part of Nottingham’s Building a Better Nottingham programme. This includes the biggest council house building programme in a generation, where more than 500 new social housing properties have been built on sites around the city since 2014, with more in progress or planned.

Audra Wytner, chair of Nottingham City Homes, said: “I am born and bred in Nottingham and it’s been fantastic to see such a transformation in Lenton. These new homes are in keeping with the area and I have spoken to many locals who want to move here. This is truly a great development to have as our first in the registered provider scheme.”

Nottingham City councillor Linda Woodings said: “Church Square marks the final phase of the works we have been doing in Lenton and is a prime example of how we are not just building new homes, but completely transforming areas of the city.”

The works were managed and overseen by Nottingham City Homes (NCH), which also manages the city’s council housing and recently won three accolades at the prestigious UK Housing Awards, including Landlord of the Year.

Nick Murphy, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes, said: “We believe in the value of social housing and we know what having a decent home means to our residents. We want to realise our vision of creating homes and places where people want to live.”

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