Godwin Developments exchanges on two affordable housing sites in Nottingham

The Crescent Nottingham

Delivery is to be overseen by newly appointed Partnership Director Tim Hart, who will lead Godwin’s affordable housing division

UK residential and commercial property developer Godwin Developments is pleased to announce it has exchanged contracts with Nottingham City Council for the acquisition of two brownfield sites, measuring a total of 5.2 acres.

Located in the Bulwell area of the city, the land parcels also benefit from detailed planning consent secured by Godwin, which will enable the construction of 102 affordable family homes to commence in the near future.

The mix of two- and three-bedroom properties will be delivered across two neighbouring developments both of which are currently vacant and are set to be restored for community use after 15 years of being disused.

The Maple Fields scheme, which will be built on the site of the former Henry Mellish School on Kersall Drive, will contain a total of 45 homes, while the Crescent development – situated on the previous Piccadilly Playing Field – will provide an additional 57 homes. All homes will be energy efficient with a minimum rating of EPC B, with the potential to improve this to EPC A with a connection to a smart energy grid.

Residents will benefit from a range of nearby amenities, including supermarkets, a doctor’s surgery, home and retail outlets, eateries, a nursery and primary and secondary schools. The homes will be well served by public transport links including nearby Bulwell train station – a ten-minute walk away with fast links to Nottingham city centre – and regular bus services.

The development will be led by Godwin’s newly appointed Partnership Director Tim Hart, as part of his remit to manage the business’ affordable housing division. Tim will be responsible for delivering all land-led affordable homes projects, from identification and construction through to eventual onward sale.

His 25-year career includes experience across the entire real estate lifecycle, from valuations, acquisitions, property and investment management, to planning investigations and disposals, and includes tenures at well-known industry leaders such as Countryside Plc and Lambert Smith Hampton.

Matt Chandler, Managing Director at Godwin Developments, said: “We are pleased to have reached this important milestone in the transformation of these brownfield sites into 102 much-needed affordable homes in Nottingham. It provides us with the green light to progress with the construction of these properties as soon as possible and satisfy the growing need for good quality, environmentally friendly and cost-conscious properties in the area.”

“We are also delighted to welcome Tim to the business to drive forward this project, as well as deliver on our ambitions to grow in the affordable housing space nationwide.”

Throughout the approximate two-year construction period, the developments are set to create over 300 temporary jobs and contribute more than £150,000 to the local community and infrastructure.

Real estate advisors CRBE and solicitors Field Fisher advised Godwin on this transaction and the ongoing development of these sites.

For enquiries about these developments please email [email protected].