The Student Hideout

  • client
  • Red Oak Properties.
  • contract value
  • £3,200,000
  • date
  • 2017
  • sector
  • Student Housing
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Mark Welsford

Formally known as Norwich Union House, The Student Hideout is a five storey building on the south side of the historic Old Market Square in central Nottingham. It was built in the mid 1960's as a mixed use retail and office complex. In recent years the office spaces had started to become classed as poor, not benefiting from the technologies available in more modern developments, and as such much of the space was vacant.

Rayner Davies were asked to prepare a scheme of redevelopment, converting the office floors to student accommodation. The result is an 88 bed development arranged as cluster flats. The ground floor retail spaces remain.

In addition to the internal alterations, the building was overhauled externally with new windows and repairs to the concrete frame.

Rayner Davies worked with Leonard Design Architects in remodelling the retail facade.