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Old August 3rd, 2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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NOTTINGHAM | River Crescent Phase 1 & 2 | U/C & Pro

The river crescent site is a small one in the Waterside regen zone. Trent Park Developments are the developers and this is the first project to start construction in the area.

The council have showed support to the second stage of the development for a tower along the river however no planning application has been put through for the second stage....

This was proposed 5 years ago... technologically and environmentally it was way ahead of its time... This is taken from the Nottingham Civic Societys website...

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Trent Park Developments have proposed a 128-luxury apartment scheme that incorporates a number of well-proven eco-technologies. A solar photovoltaic roofing system and vertical axis wind turbines will generate electricity to heat and light all the communal areas. The River Trent is to be used as a heat source for a heat pump system that will provide the warm water for the swimming pool of the complex. Landscaped terraces will reduce the rainwater runoff from the rooftop. Most unique of the sustainable proposals however, is a fleet of compressed air powered cars that are to be provided for residents to either hire or buy. The air compressors will be powered using electricity generated by the PV roof, making this a true fleet of eco-friendly vehicles.

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I might be wrong but I think Redrow Homes (they may well be called something different now because of the merging of all the house builders) were involved with Phase 2. I do think its weird how theres a complete lack of major national housebuilders involved in any of our regeneration projects.
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I'm not sure? I know they have VERY LITTLE information about phase2 on the trent park website. I havent heard anything about Redrow but theres nothing to say they're not involved
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I think your right actually furry... here's the Development Comitee Meeting mintes for the Pre Application enquiry by Redrow homes for the development of Phase 2....

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Agenda Item No:

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE
23rd November 2005

REPORT OF SERVICES DIRECTOR PLANNING, TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
Ward: Trent


Pre-application enquiry

by: Redrow Homes

Location: Trent Park Yacht Club, Trent Lane

Proposal: Residential Development comprising 547 flats.


SERVICE DIRECTOR’S ISSUES REPORT

SITE
The site has an area of approximately 2 hectares and comprises the Trent Park Yacht Club and industrial buildings behind, which have frontage to the eastern side of Trent Lane. The site is surrounded by a variety of land uses. The largely derelict Trent Basin lies to the west of Trent Lane and recent industrial development on Little Tennis Street South borders the site to the north. Boat moorings for the Nottingham Princess and associated car parking line the site’s river frontage. There is access through the site to the neighbouring Rufford Hall and associated park.

The site is located within the Waterside Regeneration Area and forms part of the area identified in the Trent Lane Planning Brief, which is interim supplementary planning guidance until the Nottingham Local Plan Review is adopted.

PLANNING HISTORY
Development Control Committee resolved to grant planning permission in December 2003 for a 7 storey crescent shaped residential block comprising 128 residential apartments on land immediately to the east comprising part of the grounds of Rufford Hall Park. The current enquiry relates to the remainder of “Area C” to the east of Trent Lane identified in the Trent Lane Brief.

PROPOSAL
Pre-application discussions commenced in 2004 and are continuing with developers concerning a residential development comprising 547 flats. Proposed access from Trent Lane would run east-west connecting to the approved development to the east. The proposal creates a podium (at two levels) set back between 11 and 12 metres from the river frontage and covering the bulk of the site as far as the access road. It would provide semi-basement parking for 166 cars. A footpath/ cycle path along the river frontage would lead to a new plaza at the end of Trent Lane. Proposed buildings rising from the podium would run north-south towards the river. They include an 18 storey tower, comprising two-thirds glass, marking the plaza at the end of Trent Lane and two 7 storey blocks to the east of it. A five-storey block at back of pavement to Trent Lane


is proposed immediately behind the tower together with three blocks of the same height running parallel as far as the eastern site boundary. Four further residential blocks, each of 6 storeys, are proposed to the north of the road adjoining the rear site boundary with existing commercial uses.

Proposed flats comprise 63 studio apartments, 275no. I bed, 169no. 2 bed and 40no. 3 bed units.

Discussions have also included the contents of a planning obligation in the context of contributions identified in the Trent Lane Planning Brief. Initially the developers intimated that they saw little room for making any significant contributions because of the costs of acquiring the site, the high cost of clearing and remediating it, and current market conditions. External consultants have assisted in discussion and assessment of the viability of development. Following negotiations, the developers have made an offer that reflects their assessment of the viability of the development. It includes the same level of contributions towards public transport and offsite highway works as the phase 1 development together with 5% affordable housing on site.

The submission of a planning application is anticipated in December with a view to development commencing on site in late winter/ spring 2006.


MAIN ISSUES

Waterside Regeneration: The draft Building Balanced Communities SPD identifies scope for an element of family housing to be provided in the waterside regeneration zone, whilst the Trent Lane planning brief aims to secure a mixture of house types, including family housing, to achieve a balance. However, there would be severe limitations on family housing provision in this area.

Development in the waterside regeneration zone has yet to commence, and at Trent Basin Nottingham Regeneration Limited have identified the costs of site assembly, remediation and difficulties in obtaining gap funding as affecting feasibility and constraining early development.

In addition to family housing provision the other issue of importance is that of initiating regeneration in this part of Waterside. Early redevelopment of this and the adjoining site with planning permission would realise this. Proposed development would produce a considerable physical improvement in a run-down area, including the creation of a plaza at the end of Trent Lane, the initial link in a new riverside route, and ‘bus service improvements. Equally it would provide a catalyst for further development at waterside.

Building Heights and Mass: A development including a 12-storey tower was considered at the Urban Design Forum when the rationale for tall buildings at the front of the site was questioned and whether this would provide the best outlook for most people. Notwithstanding this the Forum recognised the merit of tall buildings on the river bend and that three tall buildings in this location could be acceptable. Subsequent discussions with the developers concerned a 15-storey tower adjoining the plaza and this has recently been revised again to 18 storeys. Whilst this is considerably higher


than the 5 to 6 storeys identified in the approved planning brief for development east of Trent Lane, there is scope for a taller building in this location.

The proposed podium is extensive. It is masked along the length of the Trent Lane frontage by a 5-storey building. It would have two levels with a half storey upstand above the main deck to create an “upper level” private space in the middle of the site. In response to concerns about the podium’s relationship with the footpath/ cycle route the developers are revising the scheme to reduce the height of sections of the podium edge to minimise its potential dominating impact on the route. Concern was also expressed at the Urban Design Forum that the development was tight up to the river. The developers have been advised to improve the relationship between the spaces at podium level and the path so that these spaces are visible from the lower level. Details of the treatment of the podium edge will also be important in this relationship and in securing a safe visible route that is not a narrow and isolated corridor. The revisions will be displayed at Committee. Other concerns relate to the adequacy of the layout in terms of access and servicing arrangements, which will need to be addressed.


ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION

Members are invited to indicate their views on the following matters:

• The contribution of the proposed development towards the regeneration of the area.

• The height and mass of proposed development having regard to its local impact on the river frontage and the potential wider impact of tall buildings.

• The relationship of the podium to the proposed riverside route.



BACKGROUND PAPERS

1. Application no. 03/02014/PFUL3.

Contact Officer:
Mr M Senior, Case Officer, Planning Services
Email: [email protected] Telephone:0115 9155406
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Old August 5th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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Heres the planning app...

http://plan4.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/W...F00770%2FPFUL3
And found this on Franklin Ellis website....

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We could have an 18 story tower on the cards then.
That area will be fantastic once it's all done I only wish I could afford to live there.
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we'll probably here something soon now that developers have been re-given the go ahead for the current development.

The air compressed car stuff is amazing!
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EP >>>

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British Waterways is planning to spruce up Meadow Lane Lock in Quayside Close.

It has submitted plans to Nottingham City Council to upgrade the towpath, build a new footbridge and rebuild the existing sanitary facilities to include new toilets, showers and a small office, on behalf of Nottingham Waterside Limited.

The sanitary station is small, insufficient and does not have disabled access, which is required by law, the application says.

It says the area could be turned into a popular wildlife spot.

The city council will consider the proposals in the coming months.
I actually found these plans about a month ago...they werent nothing special but they are clearly part of the regeneration
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woops did realise you've already done it lol great stuff
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it looks like they've put much more glass in than the last time I took pictures
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Yeh I think you're right. Last time I saw it it was still pretty much a concrete shell with a few panes here and there. There was no glass whatsoever on the upper levels.
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My girlfriend was doing a car boot sale at colwick park so I went and took a long walk from the park right into town and took pics along the way... thats where all these pics have come from...feet were aching after...

Anyway...moving on... I walked onto the park yatch club next to where this development is going of... acted asif i didn't know anything about it and started talking to the guy who runs the club... he was saying that they own all the land around including the yatch club and confirmed they do have plans for the next stage...they will have to move out...they haven't been any indication of when though....

He seemed a little upset at it all...he dosn't really understand it either...i acted as if I wasn't a fan of all this regen stuff and listened to what he had to say... he was telling me how flats in the penthouses were going to sell for 1mil... when they are in the middle of an industrial estate....?? He didn't think it made sense to do what their doing... I then began to explain about whats going to happen across the road at ISIS but he still didn't support it...arr well... he also said they've been stalled with a planning app to build a private road...he's wrong because I took pictures of the road in construction...

I also managed to creep and and get a few pics beyond the boudries...they had cctv on site so they quickly got someone to come and escort me off...arr well... heres the pics...

This is the private road they've doing for it. Its coming in from that road that goes beside the racepark...

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This is the side facing the industrial estate...

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This side faces the river...

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Heres the Wind Turbines...they were not spinning fast today... i dont know how they are supposed to power even part of the building lol....

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This is from that bridge that goes over the train tracks... i think its still daleside road down there...

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And this is where phase two will happen as well as the land over the green fence.... you can see the ISIS Site warehouses in the background.

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They've got a new sign up at the development now... it says the marketing should start autumn this year. Anyone know when this is due to finish.
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Its starting to look as though these buildings are quite high quality which is good news. It would have been so easy to throw up a bad quality riverside development. This bodes well for Trent Basin etc..
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The small wind turbines on the top make seperate this development from any other we've seen IMO. They add abit of character to the building.
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serious..i've got to go and get some more pics now the cranes are down.
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A Luxury apartment complex costing nearly £50m on the banks of the River Trent has taken a step nearer completion.

Nottingham Waterside chairman Mich Stevenson was guest of honour at a topping-out ceremony to mark the completion of the exterior of the massive River Crescent project next to Colwick Country Park.

It is part of a regeneration plan for land next to the river stretching from park to Trent Bridge.

River Crescent, being developed by Kevin Riley and John Rhodes, of Trent Park Developments, is being marketed as a new concept in eco-friendly living.

It is being built by Clegg Construction of Nottingham and will include 146 apartments.

Mr Rhodes said: "River Crescent gives Nottingham's emerging high-profile Riverside regeneration project the best possible start.

"We're delighted Mich Stevenson, who has championed the effort to breathe new life into this area of the city, was able to be with us to mark this important milestone.

"Work is now progressing on the fitting out the scheme, which is expected to be completed in the spring. The whole project is a clear demonstration of the level of investor confidence in Nottingham's future."

Clegg Construction managing director Simon Blackburn said: "This is a tremendous development which sets high standards of sustainable design, complete with leading-edge renewable energy installations and eco-friendly initiatives.

"The scheme is attracting a great deal of attention nationally as it progresses and we are delighted to be playing our part in bringing it to fruition."

River Crescent will include extensive sound and thermal insulation, energy-efficient lighting and appliances and geothermal heat pumps.

The pumps, and a series of wind turbines, will heat and light shared areas of the development, helping to keep service charges down.

Mr Rhodes added: "River Crescent will show the way forward in terms of how making lifestyle changes can reduce energy costs and secure the future sustainability of both the environment and our economy."
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That's really nice, quality and interesting brickwork - I really look forward to the completely finished product.
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