Planning permission approved for our new office

We’re excited to have received planning permission from Nottingham City Council for the redevelopment of the former college site on Farnborough Road in Clifton.

Designed by our in-house architects, Pelham, our ambition is to create a new mixed use development, which retains the existing sporting facilities and introduces a new office, café and residential buildings.

By combining these different elements to the site, we hope to create a community focal point that supports the local sports clubs, creates job opportunities, is energy efficient and provides a safe and secure hub for living, working and playing.

Our approved plans include:

  • A new headquarters for NCHA which will house a call centre, a training facility, a maintenance depot, and a café for NCHA colleagues and the public
  • 50 apartments for older people with onsite support and communal facilities
  • 14 apartments and six bungalows for supported living
  • Retention of the existing sporting facilities, including a gym, changing rooms, and football pitches
  • Parking for 185 cars (including electric charge points) and up to 30 cycle stores.

The development has been sympathetically designed to make sure it doesn’t compromise the openness of the countryside views, and we’ve incorporated living walls and green roofs throughout to add to the rural nature of the setting.

We’re committed to making the whole development as energy efficient as we can. We’re doing this in a variety of ways, such as incorporating heat pump systems, and ensuring carbon neutral materials are used throughout the build wherever practically possible.

We’re in the process of procuring a contractor to work with on the build, and we hope to break ground in the summer. Our aim is to move into our new office in autumn 2023, before the rest of the site is completed in the summer of 2024.

 

Allan Fisher

This is an exciting day for NCHA, as we move another step closer to achieving our ambition of creating a community of homes, facilities and office space in Clifton, Nottingham. Thanks to all of our internal teams and consultants, Landmark Planning who have got us to this stage. The hard work starts now, and we’re looking forward to working with our colleagues, customers and the people of Clifton to create spaces for everyone to thrive in.

Allan Fisher, Director of Development and Assets
Nottingham Community Housing Associaton