A brief history of Trent Basin
The planning and production of Trent Basin has been a long time coming, with plans to build a new neighbourhood on the waterside in talks since before the turn of the century.
With the multi-award winning first phase of homes at Trent Basin now complete, we take a look at the history of Trent Basin to date.
The construction of Trent Lane Depot completed
Back in 1927, when Col Rayner, an engineer and director of the Trent Navigation Company, told the corporation that a riverside cargo depot was needed in order to obtain more trade, the site at Trent Lane began life as a busy trading station. The depot took five years to complete and, by 1933, the two iconic warehouses were complete.
Trent Lane Depot closed for business
River trade on the Trent fell in the 1970s and freight reaching the Trent Lane Depot declined from more than a million tonnes in the 1960s to just over 300,000 tonnes by the early 1980s. Because of this slowdown in trade, British Waterways closed the site down in the early 1980s.
Blueprint commences work on plans for the Waterside
Blueprint put together a team of internationally recognised urban designers and architects and started work on a concept for the Trent Basin site. This was just the beginning of Blueprint’s love affair with this waterside jewel.
The Vision is set
By applying Blueprint’s Footprint Policy principles to Nottingham Waterside, Blueprint and a team of industry and academic experts came up with a vision statement for this new neighbourhood to help guide the development proposals.
Planning permission is granted
After working closely with Nottingham City Council and leading urban designers and architects, Blueprint received planning permission for the first phase of development at Trent Basin.
A first spade in the ground
Willmott Dixon were appointed to undertake the construction of the first homes at Trent Basin and work commenced in July 2015.
Phase 1 Sales Launch and show home opening
In August 2016, the first homes were released to the market, with over 200 people attending our sales launch. This was also the date that we opened the show home to the public.
First residents move in to Trent Basin
The very first residents moved in to their new home at Trent Basin, Nottingham Waterside in September 2016.
All homes in phase 1 completed
In late 2016, the last of the homes in the first phase were completed and homeowners continued to move in.
Trent Basin Award Success
Trent Basin wins “Sustainable Development of the Year” at the East Midlands Bricks Awards, 2018, after Blueprint took home the “Developer of the Year” at the East Midlands Property Dinner just a few months prior.
A history of Trent Basin
Blueprint has carefully documented the story of Trent Basin in our own history book.
If you would like to download the PDF, please visit the Development page.The Development