Work begins on 75 affordable homes at Sinfin development

Published: 25 March 2024

Councillor Shiraz Khan with representatives from NCHA, MORRO and RG+P Architects

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) has started work to build a development on Goodsmoor Road in Derby. These 75 new affordable homes will contribute to the 370 they pledged to build annually across the East Midlands.

The site on Goodsmoor Road in Sinfin, less than five miles south of Derby city centre, will provide safe and secure accommodation comprising one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes whilst regenerating the site of a former munition depot.

Marking the first joint scheme as part of a wider partnership, MORRO Partnerships will construct the affordable homes on behalf of NCHA, with sights set on a commendable energy rating, as part of their commitment to building sustainable homes.

The development will be made up of 45 affordable homes for rent and 30 will be available to buy with the help of the shared ownership scheme.

NCHA, MORRO and RG+P Architects met with Derby City Council for a tour of the site.

Councillor Shiraz Khan, Cabinet Member for Housing, Property and Regulatory Services at Derby City Council, said:

The right to a warm, safe and affordable home is critical to wellbeing and is a right everyone deserves. This mix of new affordable homes is exactly what Derby needs to support local families and young professionals.

I'm thrilled to see construction underway and look forward to seeing future residents building strong communities here.

The scheme contributes to NCHA‘s Strategic Partnership with Homes England, to deliver new, affordable homes across the East Midlands.

Allan Fisher, Director of Development at NCHA, said:

We are working towards all our new homes being as environmentally friendly as possible, with good thermal comfort and affordability for our customers. We would like to thank Derby City Council for their support on this scheme.

Construction started in January and is scheduled to be completed summer 2025. When finished, the development will provide homes suitable for young professionals and families with good links to the local community.

The development will also feature a historic World War II pillbox to the south which will be retained and maintained for the benefit of the local community, preserving the legacy of the site the homes will be built upon.

Matthew Moore, CEO at MORRO said:

We’re really looking forward to working towards this brownfield site becoming a thriving community with some much-needed affordable housing for people in the South Derbyshire area.

We pledge to become better community makers and better environment makers, so the progression of these homes across the lifecycle will help to fulfil that while making positive change to the area.

Situated to the south of Derby, Sinfin is in a great location for commuters, with a number of employment opportunities on the doorstep, including the Sinfin Central Business Park, Sinfin Industrial Park and world-renowned Rolls-Royce, the city’s largest employer, all within walking distance from the development. 

Anyone who would like to register their interest in the shared ownership properties should email NCHA sales

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