Developers create affordable homes for Stapleford and Chilwell

Pictured from left, Chris Eyre from NCHA, Councillor Susan Bagshaw, Gary Turner from Westleigh, Councillor David Bagshaw, Allan Fisher from NCHA and Councillor Eric Kerry.
Pictured from left, Chris Eyre from NCHA, Councillor Susan Bagshaw, Gary Turner from Westleigh, Councillor David Bagshaw, Allan Fisher from NCHA and Councillor Eric Kerry.

A housing partnership scheme between Westleigh, Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottingham Community Housing Association has transformed two outdated retirement homes into 37 affordable new properties.

Wyndham Court, in Chilwell, and Peatfield Court, in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, were built in 1971 and were among the council’s oldest retirement housing complexes.

They had proved difficult to let and according to the council were no longer fit for purpose.

Westleigh spokesman Gary Turner said: “We are very proud to have worked with such a forward thinking authority like Broxtowe Borough Council and the NCHA to bring these new homes to fruition.

“They help to meet the continued rise in demand for affordable housing and have revived out-dated areas in the Nottinghamshire area.”

The council has regenerated the sites by replacing them with modern housing and affected residents have been relocated.

The developments make up the second phase of a wider Browtowe Borough Council project which will see a total 114 new affordable homes built across seven different sites.

At Peatfield Court, in Stapleford, 23 new homes have been constructed by Westleigh.

At Wyndham Court in Chilwell, which has been renamed Ulldale Court, 14 new affordable properties have been built by Westleigh and the project cost £1.24m. Funding for all the properties was partly secured through a grant investment from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Councillor Richard Jackson, Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, said: “The developments represent a key stepping stone for affordable housing within the borough and the council is delighted to have supported this scheme which has made much needed, high-quality and affordable properties available.”

Allan Fisher, Director of Development at NCHA, added that the project is part of an on-going partnership and programme with Broxtowe Borough Council to boost the supply of quality affordable housing.

Westleigh is part of the HCA Delivery Partner Panel on the Midlands and Northern lots and works closely with housing associations to build affordable new homes.