Residents are moving into 17 new council homes in Basford, after the completion of construction.

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) built and will manage the homes on behalf of Nottingham City Council. The homes, now named Daybrook Mews, were built on land off Tunstall Drive, on the Heathfield estate.

The development comprises five two-bed houses and 12 one-bed apartments. All have been built to high energy efficiency standards and offer warm, secure and affordable modern homes that have gone to local people on the city’s council housing waiting list. Many of the new homes have been allocated to existing council tenants moving into more suitable accommodation, freeing up their former homes for someone else on the waiting list.

Ali, who was one of the first to move into his new home with his family said: “I am so happy to be living here. They are beautiful homes and me and my family are very happy. We couldn’t be more thankful to have a home like this.”

These new homes are the latest of the Building a Better Nottingham developments in the north of the city. So far, the Build a Better Nottingham programme has provided almost 600 new council homes for local people

Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing and Heritage at Nottingham City Council, said: “Nottingham needs a variety of different types of housing. The site at Daybrook Mews has provided new, energy efficient, social homes, which are ideal for small families, couples and single people.

“As well as helping to regenerate sites which are no longer it for purpose, we are helping to provide new homes for affordable rent, which will help meet the needs of local people waiting for a home. 

“We hope the new residents at Daybrook Mews will be very happy in their new homes.”

Nick Murphy, Chief Executive for Nottingham City Homes, said: “I am proud to say we have built really high quality affordable homes for people in Basford. These homes are safe, warm and energy efficient and residents have already told us they love them and can’t wait to spend their first Christmas in their new homes”