Building new council housing in west Meadows

Third part of Lilian Greenwood’s tour of The Meadows, joining Nottingham City Homes’ Chief Executive, Nick Murphy, to see their new council housing under construction.
The first of the 55 properties could be available in October, whilst the remainder are finished by end of April – delayed some months by the discovery of a gas mains being in a different location to that plotted.
The radiators in the properties are small – cos they are so well insulated.  And the equivalent of a 60W for the landing is provided by light pipe sitting within chimeys that provide a more traditional skyline for the terraced houses in Bosworth Walk. Those properties are also geared up for adaptations (e.g. – wiring for a stairlift in place) should they be needed.
Some improvements to some surrounding properties will also be d0ne to set the new housing off to advantage.

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Mystery concrete block removed and council housing sites being made ready

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A chance to check progress on the sites where council housing is set to be built.
Cromarty Court (viewed here from Crammond Close) has been vacant for at least 10 years.
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Lilian Greenwood MP and Cllr Nicola Heaton checked on a range of issues with residents of Crammond Close, using a survey.
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A view of the cleared site on Saffron Gardens.
The future of the Meadows Police Station, once a local base for patrols is established, is not confirmed, but could well be demolition for more housing.
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A resident who once challenged me on my lack of action on a complaint in front of the press! (She didn’t know they were there.)
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A concrete block has been removed from The Green, following a request made of Nottingham City Homes as we were doing a ward walk in July.
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Not sure we found out what its purpose was.
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Tarbert Close being readied for the construction of new council housing …
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… as is Bosworth Walk.

Demolition of Q blocks in the west Meadows

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Demolition works are being prepared on Saffron Gardens and Beardsley Gardens, with actual demolition starting next week.
Scheduled to start in the first week in July for Middle Furlong Gardens and the first week in August for Blackstone Walk and Manifold Gardens.
Saffron Gardens properties are fenced off and demolition is due to finish on 31st August.
Beardsley Gardens properties are also fenced off but demolition finishes earlier on 17th August.
Middle Furlong Gardens properties demolition starts on the 6th July and should also finish on 17th August.
Blackstone Walk and Manifold Gardens properties due for demolition – starts 3rd August and finishes on 19th October.
No doubt, the dates are subject to events.
Construction of new council housing meanwhile begins on 17th July, and the whole programme takes (from memory) 18 months.