Nottingham has changed beyond recognition in the last decade as the city council continues to support visionary projects that are redefining the city. We’ve seen dramatic redesigns and improvements to the Market Square, the streetscape around the train station and Sneinton Market is becoming a thriving hub of independent businesses. Nottingham is an ambitious city with quality of life at the centre of its strategy. Trent Basin is at the heart of the transformation of Nottingham’s waterfront, where a city community can enjoy living on the riverside with all the leisure benefits that come with it. Trent Basin is one of the most exciting locations in the city, here’s what’s to come over the next few years:
Trent Basin set to become the heart of the riverside
Trent Basin is transforming the eastern edge of Colwick to become a new sustainable neighbourhood and will become the centre of a riverside community that is well connected to the rest of the city and quite simply a great place to live. With over 70 homes already occupied and phase 3 currently in development Trent Basin is well on it’s way to becoming a thriving neighbourhood for all generations and lifestyles. The Basin will be the local centre for the wider riverside community as it grows over the coming years.
A new standard in contemporary home design
With its European style design aesthetic Trent Basin sets a new standard in contemporary home design in the city and is far cry from the often twee and outdated designs of mass house builders. From compact townhouses to large four-bedroom properties and apartments, Trent Basin offers a standard of design and specification that is simply not available anywhere else in the city.
Connected for a great lifestyle
With a short walk to the Colwick Marina, Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Woods and Colwick Country Park, Trent Basin already offers access to some of the best green locations and riverside walks in the city. The neighbourhood will become increasingly connected with access to new riverside pathways, new roads for easier access and a footbridge linking Trent Basin to Holme Pierrepont, Lady Bay and West Bridgford is now under consideration.
A new 420 place primary school is also planned for the area making it a great option for families.
A neighbourhood design for people not just cars
For many of us cars are essential for our work or family life but at Trent Basin we’re exploring smart solutions for car parking to maximise communal spaces that residents can then enjoy for leisure. We’re currently carrying out a public consultation on shared secured parking areas that free up space and create courtyards and leisure spaces for neighbours to meet, children to play and to help to facilitate a healthy active lifestyle.
Leisure and lifestyle at the heart of the neighbourhood
Leisure and a healthy active lifestyle is central to our design approach at Trent Basin. We’re exploring how to design homes around shared green spaces to create semi-private spaces safe places for kids to play and neighbours to meet. To the north of the development we’re proposing ‘Basin Park’ a dedicated car free park for the whole community.Designing people friendly space that supports safe living for families and that social environment for your and your neighbours is central to Trent Basin’s strategy.
Opening up the river from Trent Basin
Living at Trent Basin already provides great opportunities for an active lifestyle on the river. A short walk from Colwick park for wild swimming and watersports on the river and Holme Pierrepont is just down the road. While the basin at Trent Basin has been out of use since the 90s a new pontoon is proposed to create opportunities for watersports and leisure directly from the neighbourhood. Maybe you can canoe to work?