The first large build-to-rent project in Nottingham, designed by architects maber and built by Winvic Construction for the Cassidy Group and Cording Real Estate Group, is now onsite.
The 350-apartment Saffron Court project is already proving a catalyst for the regeneration of the City’s south side with a neighbouring development now also underway.
On this project, maber is providing architecture and landscape design services and has assisted the developer to secure planning consent for a revised scheme layout through a Section 73 agreement, which was granted by the city council in January this year. The practice is also working on comparable build-to-rent projects for clients in the capital.
Associate Director Tim Boxford, the Project Lead for maber, said: “It’s exciting to see this project really kick-starting the area. We’ve combined contemporary design and materials with more traditional materials, and ensured the scale of the development is in keeping with the historic Hicking Pentecost warehouse.”
The scheme includes a host of facilities to serve the development’s mix of studio and two-bedroom apartments. These range from under-croft parking to a communal residents’ lounge on the ground floor and two large raised courtyard and landscaped terraces at the first floor level.
A central reception, with concierge service as well as post and grocery storage, will be provided as well as a gym and a meeting space.
The apartments have private balconies and terraces with the larger apartments offering walk-through wardrobes between two double bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Ground floor units have direct access to the street.
The scheme is due to complete in June next year.