New milestone reached at Clifton
Our flagship older person’s scheme in Clifton has reached a significant milestone. The first bricks for the 50 new apartments have been laid, and Allan Fisher, Director of Development, was on site to lend a hand.
These homes are part of the redevelopment of the old South Nottingham College off Farnborough Road in Clifton. The impressive three-storey building, which has been named Farnborough Court, will have a mix of one and two-bed apartments, each fitted with a wet room for people aged 55 and over. Local people will be able to rent them directly from NCHA.
Whilst the homes are self-contained, the scheme includes shared facilities, such as lounges, a kitchen and gardens. On-site staff will be on hand to provide additional support, and the building and surrounding areas will be fully accessible with facilities for storing mobility scooters. This combination of independence, a sense of community and support when you need it helps alleviate isolation and depression in older people; allowing people to live independently for longer.
Allan Fisher, our Director of Development and Assets, said: “It was great to visit site and see the build progressing so well. It feels good to be providing these bespoke apartments, giving older people a greater choice in where they want to live.”
There’s a special focus to make these new homes energy efficient. This will both reduce their carbon footprint and help reduce energy costs for the new residents. The homes will be completely gas-free, and fitted with PV solar panels. The walls, floors and ceilings are filled with thick insulation and the windows are argon filled to keep the warm air in.
We're working with Nottingham City Council, Homes England and GEDA Construction to deliver this flagship development which is due to be completed by winter 2024. The scheme contributes to NCHA’s Strategic Partnership with Homes England, to deliver new, affordable homes across the East Midlands and East of England.
Councillor Jay Hayes, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “The council welcomes this new affordable development for older people in Clifton. New homes of all types and tenures contribute towards local people being able to live in safe, warm and affordable homes, built to a high standard, in vibrant local neighbourhoods where everyone has a chance to thrive.”
Early expressions of interest for the apartments can be made by completing our enquiry form.