Marrons Planning has acted for Blocwork LLP a joint venture including Network Rail, the current owners of the development site, fronting onto Queen’s Road in Nottingham and backing onto a railway line.
The development of 348 studios, one, two and three-bedroom properties is a build to rent scheme which has been granted full planning permission. The application granted is for the demolition of the existing buildings on the site, the construction of the new build apartments and ancillary residential facilities, car and cycle parking, public realm improvements and a commercial unit on the ground floor for flexible A1, A3, D1 and D2 use. Heritage considerations are key to the evolution of the scheme.
This is a strategically important development for Nottingham, not only in that it is a large build to rent scheme but local employment and training opportunities will result and further discussions are underway with the client to secure the delivery of these opportunities through working with the council’s Employer Hub. As part of the planning approval process, careful consideration was given to the proximity of the railway station from a noise and amenity perspective, alongside the heritage considerations.
Future-proofing the development was a key consideration regarding the emerging changes in the city’s infrastructure and in particular the proposed wider road network changes due to the redevelopment of the Broadmarsh centre over the coming years