Darlison Court is one of the latest Willmott Dixon constructions. The project consists of 39 quality retirement homes for Ashfield Council. The £7million project is a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for the over 60s.
Ten properties will be for tenants requiring extra-care support, provided in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council.
The scheme comprises two apartment buildings and communal facilities, including a residents’ lounge, and replaces sheltered housing on the site that, along with a number of council-owned properties, were demolished in 2014.
Darlison Court is part of Ashfield District Council’s plan to build its first new council properties for nearly 30 years to increase its housing for those in retirement. The construction used Scape framework to keep time and cost down to a minimum, which is why the build was able to be kept down to a £7million budget.
The new homes also reach level 4 on the Code for Sustainable Homes. The Code measures the sustainability of new homes against nine categories:
- energy/CO2 emissions;
- surface water run-off;
- health and well-being;