The Changing Face of Lenton

Wednesday, 25 November 2015
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Fourth Floor, Palmer Court, Lenton

This is an independent living facility. Access to the venue is restricted. You are advised to arrive at 6.00 pm or shortly afterwards. Please press the conciege button on the front and explain that your are taking part in the meeting. You will then be let into the Court and should make your way to the Fourth Floor where the meeting will begin shortly after 6.15 pm. Late arrivers may have difficulty in gaining access.

Please remember that Palmer Court is, first and foremost, home for a number of residents, and the NAG is extremely grateful to them and the Independent Living Manager for allowing us to hold the meeting there.

Demolition of the high rise flats, which have dominated the skyline of Lenton since the 1960’s, has been progressing, and now only one of the blocks remains.

During the past year building work has also started on the site with Palmer Court being the first phase of the redevelopment. It is now complete and its new tenants started moving in earlier this summer.

In fact, as reported on  BBC Local Live, Palmer Court was formally opened today (Tuesday 2 November 2015). It includes 54 self-contained and energy efficient apartments, with the emphasis on independent living for older residents. (Visit: Regeneration of Lenton High Rise Flats Reaches First Landmark)

This meeting is a follow-up to the one which was held with Nottingham City Homes in spring 2014. It is therefore appropriate that the venue is Palmer Court.

Representatives from Nottingham City Homes will be able to give up dates on how the work has progressed over the last year or so, and also outline what the next stages are going to be.

The redevelopment of the high rise flats site will bring new families into the area and will go a good way towards restoring balance and sustainability to Lenton as a whole.

The residents of Palmer Court will be invited to come along, meet other attendees, and give their initial reactions to what it is like to live in their new homes.

Please note that, because Palmer Court is sheltered accommodation, access is controlled. Therefore, people who come to the meeting are asked to arrive at 6 o’clock or very shortly afterwards so that they can be admitted to the building and shown to the meeting room which is on the fourth floor.

Palmer Court is the new building just behind the Savoy Cinema. Pedestrian access is at the front of the building facing the one remaining high rise block. (See map: Location_of_Palmer_Court.pdf)

Parking in the area is very limited. However, there are very regular (every few minutes) bus services up and down Derby Road (e.g. NCT No: 34, 35, 36, Trent Barton i4, i5) with a city (inward-bound) stop opposite the Savoy Cinema and an outward-bound stop next to the Sainsbury’s mini store.