Bulwell-born local councillor Jackie Morris buried a time capsule on 7th June 2017, along with students from Crabtree Farm Primary School, to mark the development of 17 brand-new bungalows in Bulwell, Nottingham. The event proved to be a great success, and the time capsule was filled with fantastic content including drawings, photos and post cards from the school’s students.
The new homes are being built by Starfish Group for Tuntum Housing Association, who secured the development through the Blue Skies Consortium. They will provide some much-needed affordable accommodation in this once neglected area of Bulwell.
“I am genuinely thrilled that you’ve done this project, it’s absolutely perfect for this area,” said Cllr Morris. “We’re desperate for bungalows here and, as a Councillor, I’m so please to be involved in this event to celebrate it.”
Tuntum CEO Richard Renwick said, “Tuntum is really pleased to be able to deliver these good-quality homes for the community in Bulwell. This development is an example of an excellent partnership between the Homes and Communities Agency, Nottingham Community Housing Association, Starfish Group and Tuntum.”
Starfish CEO Martin Gerrelli said, “It was a great pleasure to welcome the outgoing Sherriff of Nottingham, Councillors, Board members and colleagues from Tuntum, Nottingham Community Housing Association, Pelham Architects and Starfish Group, and children and staff of Crabtree Farm Primary School to our time capsule planting event.
All attendees inserted topical information into the time capsule which is scheduled to be opened by the Sherriff of Nottingham in 2067. This included some great work from the local children who made a great contribution to the event.
We look forward to handing the development over very soon so that our mission of creating better homes and communities can be continued.”
Representing NCHA and the Blue Skies Consortium, Richard Vickery, Head of Development Delivery and Programme, was delighted to attend. “It’s been such a pleasure to see the children here today. Hopefully in the months and years to come they can see people living happily in these new homes and know that they had an involvement in the build. It’s a fantastic way to engage the local community.”