Hermit Street social housing scheme starts on site

Hermit Street in Lincoln will undergo a transformative social housing initiative by the City of Lincoln Council. This ambitious project entails the construction of 11 modern, environmentally conscious council homes, located in the heart of the city on Hermit Street.

The construction takes place on the site of former domestic garages. They were demolished in the initial phases of the development, clearing the path for the construction of the new houses.

Site cleared for development (photograph courtesy of Lindum Group)

The pressing demand for housing growth in Lincoln has prompted the initiation of such projects, and the Hermit Street scheme is poised to play a pivotal role in addressing this need. Beyond meeting the immediate demand for housing, this development is expected to contribute significantly to the city’s economic growth and job creation.

Designed for a diverse range of needs, the Hermit Street project features 2 & 3 bedroom houses, specifically tailored to meet the demand for family homes in the area. Each property within the scheme includes air source heat pumps, two dedicated parking spaces, and an electric vehicle charging point, aligning with contemporary environmental standards.

A thoughtfully planned landscaping scheme will enhance both the entrance to Hermit Street from Portland Street and the area from Monson Street. The aim of this dual landscaping approach is to enhance the visual appeal and improve the environmental quality of the area.

Final scheme details (image courtesy of Lindum Group)

The scheme was procured by Lincolnshire based contractor Lindum Group through Pagabo’s medium works framework. We are pleased to be providing civil and structural engineering consultancy services for this sustainable and inclusive urban development.