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Ten-storey residential project in mind | Midlands property news



A ten-storey residential development next to Nottingham railway station has reached its peak.

The 348-flat Queen’s Road project was presented by blocwork, a joint venture between Network Rail and bloc Group, which won planning permission in 2019.

In 2020, Grainger agreed to acquire the development through a term agreement. Construction activity began in early 2021, led by GRAHAM.

Designed by Franklin Ellis Architects, The Barnum will offer a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a common resident lounge, gym, private dining room and terrace on the roof.

Robin Dobson, Group Property Director at Network Rail, said: “As a strategically important site in the UK, we are proud to partner with Grainger to provide much needed high quality accommodation on this brownfield site. “This is a partnership that focuses on the government’s strategy to accelerate the deployment of housing to stimulate local economic growth.

“This is a project that demonstrates the central role that our railway can play in unlocking growth sites. We do this through a public-private partnership, an approach we will seek to replicate in other cities across the country. “

Helen Gordon, Managing Director of Grainger, added: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone for our Barnum scheme – the first of its kind in Nottingham and our first build-to-let scheme in Nottingham, one of our main cities. targets. .

“We are really looking forward to seeing the development come to life over the next few months.”

Development is expected to be completed in early summer 2023.

Ronan Hughes, GRAHAM Regional Director, said: “Queen’s Road is an excellent project we are working on, revitalizing this prime site in the heart of Nottingham. It’s nice to reach such a big milestone and start to see the project really take shape.

“We are confident this will have a hugely positive impact on the city and we look forward to finishing the job and delivering a program we can all be proud of.”