Works have recently commenced at two fantastic developments in the Nottinghamshire area for our Building Business Unit
The Old Brewery, Mansfield
Works have now officially begun on the first Wise Living development, ‘The Old Brewery’ in Mansfield. The development has the backing of Mansfield District Council, who helped to bring forward plans in order to redevelop the brownfield site.
The site will include 75 family homes available for rent, ranging from one to four bedrooms have been named after famous icons from around the area – with three-bed homes named ‘Byron’ (Lord Byron – poet resided at Nottinghamshire’s Newstead Abbey), the two-bed ‘Lawrence’ (D.H. Lawrence – writer and poet from Eastwood) and the four-bed ‘Nightingale’ (Florence Nightingale – founder of modern nursing who had strong ties with Derbyshire village, Holloway).
The Wise Living scheme aims to revolutionise the private rental sector by challenging existing standards, creating and nurturing communities and, ultimately, driving better living standards for tenants.
Paul Gratton, Director at Wise Living commented: “We are delighted to be part of helping to regenerate an area of Mansfield which has been derelict for over 15 years. Our main aim is to drive better living standards for our tenants and to create a family-friendly community that they are proud to call home.”
Mansfield District Council has been keen to see the derelict site of the old Mansfield Brewery redeveloped. And with our help, the area will be provided with much needed, good quality rented housing.
Kate Allsop, Mansfield’s Executive Mayor said: “The council has been keen to see the derelict site of the old Mansfield Brewery redeveloped. This is why we have tried to facilitate this scheme which will provide much needed good quality rented housing by significantly reducing the land charges that applied to the site, based on an affordability assessment.”
“This scheme fits well with the council’s wider vision and strategy for regeneration in Mansfield, and improving the district so that it is a place where people are proud to live and keen to visit.”
Robert Moyle, our Executive Chairman added “It’s great to be involved in a local regeneration project as a local contractor in the area, providing accommodation for the future generations of Mansfield. It is an exciting development for us and I look forward to visiting it when it is complete.”
We’re pleased to be part of helping to regenerate an area of Mansfield which has been derelict for over 15 years!
Fernwood School, Nottingham
Works have also begun Fernwood School in Nottingham. The works include new classrooms, an assembly hall and changing rooms which are being created as part of the £4m development, due to be completed in the winter 2019/20.
The old buildings at the school have now been demolished including an old hall and gym allowing work to start the reconfiguration of the existing block as well as improvements to the site.
The Ofsted Outstanding-rated school is extremely popular and hugely over-subscribed. There is a clear need for additional secondary capacity in Wollaton, and Fernwood is committed to providing more places for its feeder schools and the local community.
The overall intake at the secondary school, in Goodwood Road, will increase from 1,055 to 1,500 when all year groups are full – enabling 445 more pupils to access the popular school within the next few years.
Fernwood Headteacher Paul Burke said: “I’m thrilled that work to expand our school is now underway. In recent years, there have been children in our catchment area who have not been able to secure a place at Fernwood. With this expansion, we shouldn’t have any more disappointed families.
“I’m proud that Fernwood is recognised as an Outstanding school by Ofsted and I know how popular we are with parents. We want to be able to offer places at our school for as many pupils as possible.”
Nick Banks, Operations Director commented “This is a fantastic project for nmcn to be involved in, we are delighted to be working on this education scheme in the heart of Nottingham.
We are working with CBP Architects and GNA Surveyors are managing the expansion project.
Work on both schemes will bring real value to the local communities and we look forward to playing our part.
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