PROPOSAL FOR NEW PURPOSE BUILT STUDENT ACCOMMODATION ON TRIUMPH ROAD SUBMITTED
 

On Wednesday 28 November, Jamie Barlow, Digital News Correspondent of the Nottingham Post wrote:

Plans for H-shaped building to replace boarded up warehouse site in Lenton

Plans for H-shaped building to replace boarded up warehouse site in Lenton - Nottinghamshire Live

New plans have been drawn up to transform a boarded up warehouse site in Lenton.

A multi-storey student accommodation block has been earmarked for Triumph Road which, if approved, would include a range of studios, cluster flats and one-bedroom apartments.

In total, 204 bedspaces would be created within the building.
 

The site has been boarded up for about a decade and a former textile warehouse and tyre depot are planned for demolition.

Planning documents, submitted to Nottingham City Council, state: "The proposal is for the erection of a single block of student accommodation fronting onto Triumph Road.

"The footprint of the building would be in the form of a capital H.

"The central spine and the front range would be five storeys high and the rear range would be four storeys high, stepping down to two storeys adjacent to the River Leen."

Planning documents add: "The aim is to respond to the needs of different student groups by providing one-bed flats which are more popular with post-graduate and research students who are willing to pay a higher rent for more space and a quieter environment, cluster flats for those who want to share with friends, and studios for those who prefer not to share."

Proposals for the project follow an application sent to the authority last year which never progressed.

[Editor's Comment: This outline application - 18/01498/POUT -  was opposed by residents and Nottingham University. An appeal to the Planning Inspectorate was refused very recently.]

Hilary Silvester, executive chair of the Nottingham Civic Society, said:  "We would want any new building to be well-designed because we do feel that sometimes buildings are just thrown up to make a bit of money.

"We would like to see that any new buildings are appropriately designed and look attractive and that they are internally suitable for purpose - but they do in fact add to the urban streetscape and they enhance it."

The applicant was listed as Mr Michael Johal.

And the agent was listed as Alison Dudley, of Zenith Planning and Design.

A number of large developments are also planned for the local area.

Ambitious £25m plans transforming an 'eyesore' plot of land into public open space and student accommodation have been revealed to improve an entrance to the University of Nottingham (£25m plans for student accommodation and public space at 'eyesore' Lenton site - Nottinghamshire Live). And multi-million-pound plans could see a towering student accommodation block - featuring a cinema room - regenerate an area of Radford (£70m flats scheme - featuring cinema room - planned to regenerate part of Radford - Nottinghamshire Live). Meanwhile, Radford's former John Player cigarette factory, which was damaged in a fire, is also to be transformed as part of a £16m project (£16m plans for former John Player cigarette factory damaged by fire revealed - Nottinghamshire Live).