A £2.4 million housing development on the site of a former Northampton care home has been completed.
Nicholls House, in Briar Hill, was closed by Northamptonshire County Council in 2006.
The home, which had 36 beds and 18 flats, was used to prevent bed-blocking at Northampton General Hospital but it was shut by the council because it was thought to be out of date.
Now, the East Midlands Housing Group has built 31 affordable homes on the site.
The group’s chief executive, Chan Kataria, said: “We’re proud to have been part of this regeneration project, building much-needed, energy-efficient family homes on the site of a derelict former nursing home.”
Funding for the £2.4 million development included more than £1.9 million from East Midlands Housing and £507,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Of the 31 new homes, a total of 16 houses, one wheelchair-accessible bungalow and four apartments will be for affordable rent.
The remaining 10 homes will be for shared ownership.
Nine of the rental homes have three bedrooms and two have four bedrooms. Four of the shared ownership homes have three bedrooms.
To mark the completion of the development, new tenant, Grace White, who moved into her home with her partner and their two young children, was presented with a bottle of champagne and a house plant.