This £30 million residential development, delivered in partnership with Keepmoat Homes and the Homes & Communities Agency, will provide 199 new build family houses, as well as 24 apartments. 20 houses will be offered as rented social housing - these are the same design as the private housing and spread across the development. The remaining homes will be sold on the open market by the developer.
The new houses are constructed to a minimum of Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3, with an emphasis on a "fabric first" approach to minimise energy demands. The site layout is designed to integrate with the Frederick Street shopping area, as well as the One Trinity Green and Sinclair Meadows developments. There will be a new park that will run through the site, including a children's play area.
Keepmoat commenced building work in May 2013 on the former Circatex factory site. Two new show homes at Trinity South were officially unveiled by Cllr Ed Malcolm, Lead Member for Resources and Innovation, and Andy Rose, Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency on 15 January 2014.
Despite all efforts to acquire the remaining properties in the southern half of Frederick Street by negotiation, a Compulsory Purchase Order became necessary and was confirmed in November 2014. Following further legal processes and the relocation of the remaining residents and businesses, demolition of the two terraced blocks was completed in November 2015.
The northern half of Frederick Street is being retained and is expected to thrive as the new neighbourhood becomes established. Over the coming months, a new highways network will be completed at the southern end of the street and new parking will be completed for Laygate Medical Practice. The Council is also looking to improve Frederick Street through a programme of repairs to the pavements, bollards, bins and seating. A new bus lay-by has already been built on the Western Approach and hedges removed to open up the free Laygate car park.