That looks like a really decent proposal and it would be a great addition to the Southside to expand the city centre towards the Trent. If the render is anything to go by, the brick façade looks great.
I'm really enjoying the recent proposals for this part of the city. Much better than what other places get, although it seems that a trend of good-looking modern buildings is finally beginning to appear everywhere.
Brick is very much the cladding of the age, is seems, which is a welcome change. There are one or two things that don't feel quite right with this though:
There's almost too much brick here - it kind of has the feel of a prison about it. Could have done with a different style somewhere to break it. Also I'm not crazy about those boxes on top, and the groundfloor units don't look anywhere near as good as the ones at Summer Leys, particularly that totally blank corner.
I'm being picky of course, and it's a substantial proposal for an unloved area of the city - but as much as I'm enjoying this higher quality, brick led revolution I don't get that fuzzy feeling that I did on seeing the new Summer Leys designs. Looks a budget version to me.
This actaully has some nice little quirks. Really like the curved corner secion and how those 3 windows have been inset. Although its big and bulky its broken up another to give some interesting views. This could actually be really good with some really decent windows (which i assume won't happen) but it could really elevate it.. Good news though.. This would have been clad in some shit plastic tile 2 years ago and look dated as soon as it went up. Hooray for the British brick...
Space - 569 residential units (420 student + 149 PRS)
Use - Retail + Student + Residential
Architects - Stephenson Studio
Developer - Sheriff Way Nottingham Ltd
Recommended Approval For Next Week - Amendments to Design
The PRS residential side fronting Crocus Street has since been reduced to 6 floors from 8 meaning a reduction in PRS units to 149. The 8 storey student block remains mostly unchanged bar a few minor tweaks here and there.
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