Community celebrates breaking ground on new homes for Fairham, Nottingham
Countryside Partnerships was joined by local dignitaries and stakeholders for a celebration to mark the start of construction of 333 new homes at Alvaredus, Fairham, a new community being built to the south of Nottingham, bringing much needed new housing to the area.
The new development, called Alvaredus as a nod to the area’s lineage to Alvaredus de Clifton, a Norman knight, will deliver 333 new homes and provide a sustainable new community made up of two, three and four- bedroom properties. The new homes comprise 133 homes for private sale, 100 affordable homes for emh group and 100 private rental homes through Start Living, the single-family build-to-rent joint venture between Gatehouse Investment Management and TPG Real Estate Partners.
Martin Harrison, managing director, North East Midlands, Countryside Partnerships said: “I’m immensely proud to welcome our partners and stakeholders to site to celebrate the start work on Alvaredus, a new, attractive and sustainable community for Nottingham. This is a start of an exciting new chapter for the area; widening the choice of homes, bringing employment and
boosting the local economy.”
Cllr Neil Clarke MBE, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council joined representatives from the scheme’s housing providers, developers and partners, comprising Countryside Partnerships, emh group, Start Living, Gatehouse Investment Management, Clowes Developments and Homes England.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s leader and portfolio holder for strategic and borough wide leadership Cllr Neil Clarke said: “I am thrilled to witness this ground-breaking ceremony that marks the beginning of housing development here at Fairham.
“Today symbolises years of work and collaboration with the developer (Countryside), the landowners and other
partners and stakeholders along with a commitment to create a community and legacy that we can all be proud of.
“Let us celebrate this momentous occasion and look forward to the vibrant and thriving neighbourhood that this housing development will form part of.”
Paul Stockwell, managing director of Gatehouse Investment Management, said: “Having worked closely with Countryside Partnerships on other developments, it is hugely pleasing to be undertaking another project with them, which when finished will be Start Living’s third site in Nottingham. Start of works is a major milestone for the scheme, and we look forward to welcoming families to the homes once construction is complete.”
Robert Hepwood, director – Clowes Developments - commented: “After many years of planning Fairham, we are absolutely delighted to welcome Countryside Partnerships to the development. To date, most of the works at Fairham have centred around a £100million infrastructure works package, ensuring that power, utilities, sewerage, drainage, and roads are in place. The first four buildings on Fairham Business Park are nearing completion with occupiers scheduled to move in before the end of the year. We have worked closely with the NET to create a brand- new access road off Mill Hill serving the Park and Ride and Fairham.
“Having the first housing developers mobilising their team on site is a very exciting next step for Fairham.”
Chris Jones, executive director of development at emh said: “We are delighted to join Countryside Partnerships to mark the start of this exciting new scheme at Fairham, bringing 100 new, high-quality homes to people in the area, helping them to achieve their housing aspirations. We are looking forward to welcoming residents to their new homes in what will be a thriving community with fantastic facilities.”
Residents at Alvaredus will benefit from Fairham’s expansive cycle ways, green corridors, ecological and wildlife zones, a neighbourhood centre and excellent public transport links.
Alvaredus will form part of Fairham, the 606-acre mixed use neighbourhood scheme championed by Homes England and Clowes Developments. Fairham will not only deliver new employment opportunities but will also assist Rushcliffe Borough Council in meeting its new homes target of 13,500 dwellings by 2030.
Fairham is set to be the East Midlands’ most significant mixed-use development, boasting world-class connectivity and a prime commercial and residential location. Located to the south of Nottingham, Fairham sits alongside the A453 Remembrance Way that links directly to the M1. It is also next to the NET tram terminus, within a 15-minute drive of East Midlands Airport and Freeport area and just a 20-minute drive or tram ride from Nottingham city centre. Fairham will create a thriving new community and neighbourhood that is well-planned, safe and friendly; a place that has a vibrant mix of residential and commercial spaces designed and built to the highest standards.