Rayner Davies Architects have submitted a planning application to Nottingham City Council for new apartments. Following the demolition of the partially vacant existing three storey Eagle Press building 42 new-build one and two bed apartments and 2 bed duplex units are proposed by developers Gilbert & Hall on this brownfield site on Riverside Way, Nottingham.
These are to be constructed as 2 separate apartment wings at three and four storeys in height linked by a triple height glazed atrium. The arrangement of duplex units rather than on a traditional single level allows the majority to enjoy dual aspect with spectacular river views to the south and views over the city to the north. Each have either a terrace or a generous inset balcony. Secure parking accessed from Robin Hood Way is provided at ground level.
Paul Tewson of developers Gilbert & Hall said “this is a site that we have owned for some time and always intended to develop. With the opening of the tram extension a couple of years ago and other similar developments down the river, we think the time is now right for a residential development here. We are confident that it will prove extremely popular”
Project Architect for Rayner Davies Julien McGuinness said “The main challenge here was to maximise the fantastic views to the south over the river and Victoria Embankment. We have designed the layout so that almost all of the apartments will enjoy both a river view and views to the north over the city. By utilising a split section duplex design to the majority of units, residents will also each enjoy two levels of accommodation and excellent space standards, making this both an efficient and desirable development
It is hoped that planning permission will be received mid-summer with work expected to start early 2020.