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Darlison Court

New sustainable housing for older residents in Hucknall, near Nottingham

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.

First was the former Sutton Baths site on Brook Street in Sutton which we completed in early 2015 to create a block of 18 two-bed apartments, four one-bed apartments and three two-bed bungalows.

Now we have delivered Darlison Court in Hucknall to provide 39 one and two bedroom apartments.

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.

It is owned and managed by Ashfield District Council to provide much needed high quality homes for people in retirement.

Most of the homes are let to people on the waiting list with few or no support needs, ten are for tenants requiring extra-care support, provided in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council.

Mick Hill at Willmott Dixon:

“The apartments areCode for Sustainable Homes [CfSH] Level 4, making them energy-efficient and helping to reduce resident’s bills. Fabric-first solutions are key to meeting this high standard, which means choice of materials and products was an important part of the design process.”

Trevor Watson, the council’s service director for economy:

"Due to the ageing population, there is a significant need for elderly persons’ accommodation and, by attempting to meet this demand, we are enabling older tenants and owners to move from larger properties which will become available for families.”


  • Quality retirement homes for Ashfield Council
  • Latest scheme for the council following Brook Street
  • Used Scape framework to save time and cost
  • Our specialist retirement team delivering a quality project