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Planning approval, Trent Basin

CGI of Trent Basin facade

Planning approval has been granted on the fourth phase of the iconic Nottingham riverfront development Trent Basin, which will see 111 new homes built on the north bank of the River Trent, with outline consent for a further 90. 

Delivered by Blueprint Regeneration, specialists in the development of energy efficient homes and workspaces, Trent Basin is part of Nottingham City Council’s wider vision to transform the waterside area over the next decade into a new, sustainable, residential community. Proctor & Matthews Architects alongside Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Turner Works Architects will continue to work on the development to deliver high-quality, low carbon homes.  

The site, which spans 3.7 hectares of former industrial land, will connect greener living in the city, with a waterside promenades and a network of car free courtyards and routes.

The approved plans include 111 homes, a ‘pocket park’ and a children's play space, with land set aside for Nottingham City Council’s Mobility Hub and cafe. In addition to enhanced cycling and walking paths, the scheme will introduce a ‘parking barn’ for residents as part of an overall car-free living approach to encourage safe and accessible use of communal spaces. The paths in and around the site will connect to the proposed footbridge across the river, the first since 1958, that the council submitted earlier this year as part of its commitment to the Waterside Redevelopment Zone

The new plans will add to the 107 energy efficient homes already built at Trent Basin across the 250-acre Waterside Redevelopment Zone, which also consist of local amenities such as a Future Makers Yard and a soon-to-be-announced community facility, while the new plans also include a new primary school due to open in September 2024  to contribute to the growth of this unique new neighbourhood next to the basin and river.

Andrew Matthews, Founding Director at Proctor and Matthews Architects commented: ‘The design for Trent Basin focusses on creating a new riverside community that is well connected and walkable, with shared spaces for meeting neighbours and sustainable new homes that work towards Nottingham’s Carbon Zero ambitions. Housing is arranged in sheltered courtyards while the extensive people friendly public realm that stitches the development together is made possible by the introduction of a car barn allowing the streets and spaces to become the focus of community life.’

The next stage of Trent Basin is due to start in the Autumn with new homes being released from 2024 through to 2027 following completion of the new bridge.