Clare Street Nottingham

  • client
  • Megaclose
  • contract value
  • £confidential
  • date
  • 2018
  • sector
  • Student Accommodation
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Sam Critchlow

The corner of Lower Parliament Street and Glasshouse Street in the centre of Nottingham had been overlooked for many years. Not quite in the retail area, not quite in the Creative Quarter; and dominated by the traffic on Glasshouse Street which provides access to the adjacent Victoria Shopping Centre.

92 studio apartments and 220 sqm. of commercial space are proposed in a part new-build and part conversion scheme. The 1920’s Portland stone clad building fronting Lower Parliament Street is retained, with the poorer quality and now derelict buildings behind demolished. Five stories are proposed, (as a counterpoint to the relatively massive Victoria Centre behind), with an additional penthouse level above but set back so as to be invisible from street level. The opportunity is also taken to introduce a new site entrance from Clare Street, rejuvenating what had become a dead-end and poor public realm.