Build gets underway on affordable homes in Coalville

Building work has started on a new scheme to deliver 22 affordable homes on Highfield Street in Coalville. We have partnered with Leicestershire-based Modus Partnerships and RG+P architects for the design and build.

The development has been designed to blend sensitively with nearby homes, and will transform the unused piece of land into much-needed affordable housing.

NCHA will own and manage the 12 completed two and three bedroom homes. They’ll be available for social rent to those on North West Leicestershire District Council’s housing register waiting list.

The remaining ten homes, one-bed self-contained maisonettes, will be part of a new Leicester County Council social care service.

Jon Wilson, Leicestershire County Council’s Director of Adults and Communities, has been involved in the planning for the new social care service: “We are proud to support NCHA with this development, helping adults with assessed needs and disabilities in Coalville.

“The opportunity to live more independently, with support, will offer the new tenants a range of benefits, promoting overall wellbeing and enhancing their quality of life.”

All homes will have outdoor space, parking and be built to a high standard. They’ve been designed to energy rating B to ensure low running costs.

Allan Fisher, Director of Development and Assets at NCHA said: “We are delighted to be bringing high quality affordable housing to Coalville that will support the needs of the area. The scheme contributes to our Strategic Partnership with Homes England, to deliver new, affordable homes across the East Midlands and East of England.”

The scheme, due for completion in summer 2024, has been made possible, thanks to support from Homes England.