The location of the project will allow for expansion opportunities, thanks to a nearby disused health clinic, something that Plymouth City Council is currently considering.
Chairman of the Community Self Build Agency, Norman Biddle, commented: “The CSBA Veterans Self-Build team appreciates that Stirling House on Honicknowle Green is ideally located within a strong, vibrant community, close to the hospital and with reliable public transport links, reputable education, business and employment opportunities. This is an award-winning partnership that endeavors to replace a tired building, with something rather special, changing lives and enhancing the community with a contribution to a positive future. This, combined with our commitment to helping disadvantaged groups and social housing as a whole, means there has never been a greater need or time than the present to seek much needed funding and support.”
The Nelson Project won Best Smaller Development at the 2017 Abercrombie Awards and saw ex-service personnel gain construction skills to help with the build of the 24-home development. This included 12 self-build homes for veterans and 12 mixed-use affordable homes, including supported housing.
Photography: Wayne Perry