Work is now underway on our joint project with Norwich City Council to build 7 new affordable houses at Ketts Hill. The homes are aimed at helping rough sleepers in the city.
Norwich City Council has provided the land, and we are building the homes with the help of grant funding from Homes England via the Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme.
The 7 x 1-bedroom homes have a timber frame design for speed of construction and to ensure low embodied carbon. Each home will have its own small front garden.
Second joint homelessness project
Councillor Gail Harris, Norwich City Council’s cabinet member for social housing, joined Andrew Savage, Executive Development Director at Broadland Housing Association, at a short ceremony to mark the start of work on site:
This is the second joint homelessness project between the city council and Broadland Housing Association, which builds on the success of our first build at Lakenfields.
The project team has secured funding from the Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme, which will enable 7 new homes to be built and also fund support workers to help the residents settle into their new homes. They will also provide the help each individual needs to live independent, happy and fulfilling lives.
As at Lakenfields this site will soon provide high-quality, affordable housing for those in desperate need of accommodation and support – another small development which will transform lives.
Gail Harris, Cabinet Member for Social Housing, Norwich City Council
Andrew Savage, Executive Development Director, Broadland Housing Association, added:
This project builds on the continual partnership working between the City Council and Broadland Housing Association in tackling some of the most difficult sites and developments to bring much-needed affordable accommodation to the city.
These homes will once again be built to the high-quality standards we have for all our homes. These new homes, in the heart of Norwich on a disused piece of land, will ensure that more people leave the streets and can have a home to call their own.
Andrew Savage, Executive Development Director, Broadland Housing Association
Norwich-based property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood has been appointed to provide architectural and utility design services for the Ketts Hill development.
We are proud to help shape the Ketts Hill project which will provide immediate support for those in desperate housing need across Norwich.
This contemporary take on a traditional terrace will provide high-quality living accommodation in an attractive setting, with essential facilities for future residents. Ketts Hill is an exemplar of multi-agency collaboration to benefit the local community.”
Chris Stammers, Director and Architect, Ingleton Wood
The 7 new homes are being built by local constructor H Smith & Sons of Honingham. The timber frames are manufactured in Norfolk by Timber Frame Management. The project will be completed in the autumn of 2022.