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10 December 2018

Regeneration in Radford

Last week NCHA, Pelham Architects, Nottingham City Council and local residents came together to celebrate the completion of 93 new affordable homes for rent in Radford, Nottingham.

These homes, designed by Pelham Architects and built on previously derelict land, contribute to NCHA’s commitment to build over 300 new homes a year across the East Midlands.

Completed in three phases, the project was made possible through partnership working with Nottingham City Council and additional funding from Homes England.

Next to John Carroll Leisure Centre and a local primary school, the site offers great facilities and easy transport links into the city.

The celebration marked the completion of a £10M investment that has completely regenerated an area of Radford.

Mark Lowe, head of regeneration at Nottingham City Council explains: “NCHA are invaluable partners in helping to combat homelessness in the city.

“This area of Radford has long been on my list of areas I want to improve. Over the years we had real problems with anti-social behaviour here. The old pub attracted squatters and there were a number of fires.

“Our partnership with NCHA has completely transformed the area and we’ve had people queuing to move in to these lovely new, warm homes.”

A pub and Victorian mill had stood derelict on the site for decades. Nottingham City Council acquired the mill in 2005 and commissioned NCHA as their development partner. The pub site was purchased, by NCHA to compliment the new development.

Designed by Pelham Architects the contemporary homes have been built with historic industrial features to reflect the site’s heritage.

Paul Moat, NCHA’s chief executive explains: “The design of the new homes has been heavily influenced by the site’s industrial past. Garnet House, where the old pub once stood, has been designed to best fit the unique shape of the site. I think it really complements the homes on the old mill site.

“It’s incredible the impact this development has had on the area. Thanks to everyone involved for helping to make this happen.”

GEDA Construction partnered with NCHA to complete the third phase of the scheme. Marie Wilson, new business manager for GEDA spoke on the project: “Our successful partnership with NCHA has already resulted in the provision of 71 new affordable homes, and there are a further 131 in the pipeline.

“We are proud to work with NCHA to provide quality affordable homes for people who really need them. We are looking forward to maintaining this momentum and developing our partnership working further.”