Designing a new home for NCHA

Our exciting plans for the redevelopment of the former college site on Farnborough Road in Clifton have been granted planning permission from Nottingham City Council.

The Pelham designed scheme, for Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA), is an ambitious one. It will be a mixed-use development, retaining the existing sporting facilities and introducing a new office, café and residential buildings.

By combining these different elements to the site, we hope to create a community focal point that supports the local sports clubs, creates job opportunities, is energy efficient and provides a safe and secure hub for living, working and playing.

Our approved plans include:

  • A new headquarters for NCHA which will house a call centre, a training facility, a maintenance depot, and a café for NCHA colleagues and the public
  • 50 apartments for older people with onsite support and communal facilities
  • 14 apartments and six bungalows for supported living
  • Retention of the existing sporting facilities, including a gym, changing rooms, and football pitches
  • Parking for 185 cars (including electric charge points) and up to 30 cycle stores.

The development has been sympathetically designed to make sure it doesn’t compromise the openness of the countryside views, and we’ve incorporated living walls and green roofs throughout to add to the rural nature of the setting.

The site will strive to be energy efficient, incorporating heat pump systems, and ensuring carbon neutral materials are used throughout the build.

Work is hoped to begin in the summer, the new offices should be complete by autumn 2023 and rest of the site in the summer of 2024.

Allan Fisher

 This is an exciting day for NCHA, as we move another step closer to achieving our ambition of creating a community of homes, facilities and office space in Clifton, Nottingham. The hard work starts now, and we’re looking forward to working with our colleagues, customers and the people of Clifton to create spaces for everyone to thrive in.

Allan Fisher, Director of Development and Assets
Nottingham Community Housing Association