Demolition, regeneration, investment – Building a Better Nottingham!
Now that’s how you Build a Better Nottingham.
STAG has been working with Nottingham City Homes since June 2013 to build the profile of its huge demolition and regeneration programme.
The first year has seen the company’s asset management team praised in a wide range of media, from local and regional papers, TV, radio and online, to construction, housing, regeneration, eco and public sector trade press.
Our greatest focus has been on promoting Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Council’s Building a Better Nottingham programme. The scheme is building more than 400 new sustainable council homes, while demolishing nearly 1,000 flats and houses that are unfit for purpose.
“This is not just about bricks and mortar, it’s about transforming the Nottingham skyline, creating communities that people will be proud of, and improving the health and wellbeing of tenants.” Cllr Alex Ball, on the demolition and regeneration programme
The programme’s biggest individual site is in Lenton, Nottingham, where five tower blocks that have stood since the sixties are coming down, to be replaced by 142 brand new homes.
In October 2013 demolition was well underway in Lenton. We held an event at Lenton’s Savoy Cinema, which backs onto the site, to share with local, regional and trade media, the plans for Lenton, nearby Radford, and the entire city-wide programme.
Using short speeches from key figures in the council and NCH, as well as timelapse photography to show the demolition of the Radford tower blocks, the cinema experience gave guests a taster for the whole scheme. This was followed by a walk around the Lenton site, where TV, radio and print reporters all held interviews with councillors, officers and staff from demolition experts, Total Reclaims.
“Building these 26 properties has not just created homes for the new tenants, but turned around the look and feel of the area for the local community.” Nick Murphy, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes
The first phase of the building programme saw local Nottinghamshire firm, Robert Woodhead Ltd complete 26 homes, on four separate disused garage sites across the city, on time and on budget.
From June 2013 onwards, Stag held a number of photocells with the media at all the individual sites, promoting the completion of new homes, community involvement, local investment and naming of new roads.
In March 2014 we held a bus tour with key figures, local tenants and NCH staff, to share the success of Phase One. This was followed by a photocall, featuring a cake commissioned by the contractors, that represented the city and all the homes that had been built. The story was featured in the Nottingham Post, on Central News, Radio Nottingham, as well as in the construction and housing press.