Nelson Project

Client: DCH
Completed: August 2017

Inside Housing Development 2018 • Winner: Best Affordable Housing Development (Under 25 Homes)
Michelmores Awards 2018 • Winner: Alternative Property Investment Project of the Year
RTPI Awards 2018 • Winner: Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes – Large Schemes
Abercrombie Awards 2017 • Abercrombie Award and Best Smaller Development

The aspiration of this project was to provide support for people with a variety of needs, the initial concept being based on a successful initiative in Bristol where military service veterans were helped to retrain in various construction trades by building dwellings for their own occupation.

This core demand was developed to provide affordable 100% rented accommodation for a mixed community to include but not limited to:

  • Ex-service personnel;
  • People with learning disabilities;
  • General affordable rented.

Twelve apartments are provided for ex-service personnel, six for people with learning disabilities and six for general needs affordable rent. Six of the apartments are wheelchair accessible and all are designed to be capable of meeting criteria for Lifetime Homes.