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ALB Group secures planning for £25m Nottingham development

Nottingham development

The property developer intends to build 100 flats on land currently used as a car valeting site

A property developer in Nottingham has secured planning for a £25 million apartment block in the city.

ALB Group wants to build 100 flats at 152-160 London Road which is currently used as a car valeting site. The development also takes in the site of a former Indian restaurant.

It is near the Nottingham Urban Design Guide Zone of Reinvention and the Waterside Regeneration Zone.

The site sits on one of the main routes into the city from the south and is half a mile from Nottingham Forest and Notts County football clubs, the Trent Bridge cricket ground and the Victoria Embankment on the River Trent.

It includes 64 one-bed, 35 two-bed and one three-bed apartments, along with communal terraces, a two-storey restaurant, café and bar, car parking and a gym for use by residents.

It has also been designed with planted “living walls”, maintained using grey water recycling through a built-in irrigation and drainage system, to boost its ecological credentials.

Solar panels on the roof will provide some of the electricity to the building.

ALB Group managing director Arran Bailey said: We look forward to creating a great gateway building into Nottingham and transforming this area. This is a key site for the city, contractors HBW Construction and us.

It has been a long process, but I feel we have ended up with the perfect building for this land and will bring much-needed homes and increase footfall to the south of the city, he said. Having such great sports clubs on the doorstep and being so close to the River Trent should make it a popular spot.

Simon Birch, director at CBP Architects which helped design the scheme, said: It is a pleasure to be involved with such a prominent residential and commercial development in an unrivalled location in Nottingham.

The design of the scheme respects its position on one of the main routes into the city and will provide a striking piece of architecture to welcome visitors and commuters along the route, he said. The contemporary design including living walls and planted terraces will help to bring the building to life and provide a natural ‘green’ feel to its aesthetic, as well as boasting sustainable energy credentials to maximise the building’s performance and efficiency.

Work is expected to start next March and take 16 months to complete.

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