The modular homes contract will see the redevelopment of a nine-acre site in Rolleston Drive, formerly a derelict depot that was destroyed by a fire in 2017.
The homes will be manufactured at ilke Homes’s 250,000 sq ft factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, before being delivered to the Rolleston Drive site.
Tom Heathcote, executive director of development at ilke Homes, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected by Nottingham County Council to unlock this important brownfield site.
“Our housing technology means we can quickly deliver a high-quality scheme that brings this derelict site back into productive use and deliver much-needed, sustainable family homes for the local community.
“It is our intention to submit a full planning application for an affordable led scheme of two-, three-, and four-bed houses by the end of the month.”
The deal, which followed a competitive tender process, marks the first time that Nottinghamshire County Council has allocated land for a factory-built housing development.
The council announced in 2019 it’s intention to support major infrastructure and capital projects costing over £200m to help boost prosperity local communties and the local economy.
It has secured an £11m grant from Homes England to prepare eight redundant sites – such as the one on Rolleston Drive – that it owns for housing development to meet the growing demand for housing in the county.
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Councillor Kay Cutts, leader of Nottingham County Council, commented: “We selected ilke Homes as the purchaser for this site after receiving many bids from different housebuilders and developers during the tender process.
“The re-use of this site for housing will be a huge benefit to the community, and ilke Homes already appear to be making progress with their planning application.
“The sale will realise a notable capital receipt for Nottinghamshire County Council.”
Innes England advised Nottinghamshire County Council, acting as its agent.
Tim Garratt, chairman at Innes England, said: “I walked past this site as a teenager on my way to Arnold Hill school.
“Several years on, I’m delighted to see this deal to bring forward a significant development forward for the Arnold community.
“It will not only see new family and affordable housing brought forward, but a major regeneration of a derelict site.
“It has been a pleasure working with ilke Homes and Nottinghamshire County Council, and I am looking forward to seeing the homes upon completion.”
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