The third phase of game-changing housing development, Trent Basin in Nottingham has officially restarted, with the final stage of homes expected to be completed by Spring 2023.
Whilst continuing to be delivered by Blueprint, specialists in the development of sustainable homes and workspace, Lindum Group have now been appointed to complete the works and are on site. With a continued commitment to growing Nottingham Waterside organically, working with a regional contractor that has a similar ethos was essential to Blueprint when selecting a new contractor to build this pioneering project.
Made up of high-quality, low-energy homes and apartments on the banks of the River Trent, the scheme has become a benchmark for sustainability-focused residential areas, reflecting Nottingham’s net carbon goals. Trent Basin plays a key role in the Nottingham Waterside regeneration area, stretching over 250 acres, making it one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
Currently consisting of 76 residential properties, as well as other local amenities such as a Future Makers Yard, Flo Skatepark and a soon to be announced community facility, the third phase of the development will welcome a further 31 homes. The homes are being marketed by William H Brown’s Nottingham branch.
Samantha Veal, chief executive of Blueprint, said: “Blueprint homes always place high-quality design and thermal, sustainable performance at the top of the list, and this has made Trent Basin a highly sought-out place to live within the region. People are becoming more mindful of what they want from their homes, and how environmentally friendly they should be. The specification and design of our homes have created an attractive offer, with 80% of homes in the latest phase either sold or reserved.
“We take pride in working with like-minded people, which we have found in Lindum. They really understand what Blueprint and Trent Basin stand for and follow our values of putting the planet first and always having the future in mind.”
Lindum construction manager, Tom Damarell, said he was pleased to be involved in bringing the project to completion.
“The first stage of our work involved going through all the existing properties and surveying the work that had already been done. We needed to ensure all the homes met the client’s specification, so we drew up an action plan, which involved reinstalling some parts of the buildings, assessing what materials were left behind and calculating what was still needed,” Tom explains.
“It was important that we put quite a bit of time into establishing what had already been done so we could hit the ground running when we moved onto the site.
“We have now confirmed the subcontractor packages for the project, keeping on the existing electrical and mechanical contractors and appointing a local joinery business to the scheme, which is great news for the local economy.
“Trent Basin is a really important regeneration scheme for the East Midlands and as a regional contractor, we are really pleased to be involved in getting it over the finish line. Once complete, it will provide much-needed homes in a popular part of Nottingham.”
Blueprint is supported by igloo Regeneration. The development follows igloo’s trusted Footprint® approach, a United Nations-recognised sustainable investment methodology, ensuring that each of the developments are highly sustainable and designed to positively impact people’s wellbeing and the planet, creating great places for people enjoy, both now and in the future.
Trent Basin’s community energy scheme, an important development in the production of community generated solar electricity, was recently named a winner of the British Renewable Energy Awards.