The Chase Farm development, made possible by the upcoming construction of the 2.4-mile Gedling Access Road in Nottingham, is a major housing scheme that will change the map of eastern Greater Nottingham. And the development is benefitting from using biometrics from Donseed to accurately record the time and attendance of construction workers on site.
Around 1000 homes are being built and amenities will include a primary school, health centre, shops, open spaces and green corridors linking the housing to the country park.
The houses at Chase Farm and neighbouring Teal Close will have a shared landmark: the high spire of Gedling’s All Hallows Church. Until 1991 there would have been another: the headstocks of Gedling Colliery, for a century the focal point of the community and principal employer in the Carlton and Gedling area.
Gedling has never forgotten the 128 men who, over the decades, lost their lives at the pit. They are remembered at the miner’s lamp memorial in Arnold Lane and commemorated at the country park from which dog-walkers and birdwatchers can look down on Chase Farm.
Kev Dendy, Marketing and Strategy Director at Donseed, says: “This is a major development that will have hundreds of workers on site so the savings that can be made through more accurate recording of start and end times over the life time of the project are going to be really significant.”