Firm calls for bricklayers to build Nottingham homes

A Derby-based company is offering local apprentices the opportunity to work on site of its £3m housing development.

Hodgkinson Builders wants to transform Eastwood, a 1.5-acre brownfield site in Nottingham, into 350 homes in the next year.

The firm has to build 21 properties initially, but has attracted enough apprentices from the National Construction Academy in Derby to complete the first nine only.

Ian Hodgkinson, managing director of Hodgkinson Builders, said:

“We hope that the development of new houses, constructed with the help of the apprentices, will help not only families, but people looking for their first starter home in the area. It is great to have apprentices learning their trade onsite and playing an integral role in the building of this development.”

Charlie Price, one of the trainees appointed added:

“I am really excited to be studying the Bricklaying trade while playing an important role on this project, it is a fantastic opportunity to be able to learn from the experienced professionals here as we build this development.”

The company said its 21-home scheme has already sold to a private investor and the properties will be a mix of two and three-bed starter homes when finished.

Work on the project started on Monday (15 August).