This development proposal is on a tight site in the Old Basford area of Nottingham. Located at a sustainable transport hub on the corridor formed by the Nottingham Express Transit and the Robin Hood railway line, the site is currently in mixed commercial and industrial use.
The proposal is seen as a key part of a wider masterplan to regenerate this area, transforming it into a residential area with new and attractive green spaces and enhanced streets designed for pedestrians as much as for vehicles.
The River Leen runs through the middle of the site, currently in a culvert beneath commercial premises. The proposal opens the river back up, with consequent benefits for ecology and flooding. This allows the creation of a pocket park alongside the tram stop.
Future phases could see the introduction of new links to the adjacent Lincoln Street Park, and the creation of a new streetscene on both sides of Nottingham Road, connecting back to the older buildings that survive at the core of the area. This transformative proposal will remove the conflict of commercial traffic from this area and create an attractive quarter with easy links into the centre of Nottingham and beyond.