Top Notch will deliver positioned on the 4 acre site on the former CWS Dairy located directly off Hollywell Crescent, Durranhill, Carlisle. Top Notch will deliver in 3 phases, the new ‘turn key’ development, recently christened Millers Close, with final phase handover by the beginning of 2020. All of the new homes will be retained by Home Group and will all be for affordable rent.

A spokesperson for Top Notch said, “we bought the site from the Co-op back in 2011 and finally gained residential planning consent to develop up to 66 new dwellings on the site 3 years ago. We have held on to find the right development partner for the site and we are delighted to have agreed the deal with Home Group and to be working closely with their development the team. As a locally based company with our head office in Carlisle, we are proud to be playing a part in providing much needed rental property homes in the City especially given that the development is on a site which had previously fallen into disuse”. We have capitalised on the excellent training opportunity the development brings and have engaged with the CITB to bring new apprenticeship opportunities for local people.”