Clare Street Nottingham

  • client
  • Megaclose
  • contract value
  • £confidential
  • date
  • 2018
  • sector
  • Student Accommodation
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Sam Critchlow

The corner of Lower Parliament Street and Glasshouse Street in the centre of Nottingham had been overlooked for many years. Not quite in the retail area, not quite in the Creative Quarter; and dominated by the traffic on Glasshouse Street which provides access to the adjacent Victoria Shopping Centre.

92 studio apartments and 260 sqm. of commercial space were proposed in a part new-build and part conversion scheme. The 1920’s Portland stone clad building fronting Lower Parliament Street is retained, with the poorer quality and now derelict buildings behind demolished. Six stories were proposed for the Glasshouse Street elevation, (as a counterpoint to the relatively massive Victoria Centre behind), but only four stories to the Clare Street side, maintaining the scale and grain of this former thoroughfare. The opportunity was also taken to introduce a new site entrance from Clare Street, rejuvenating what had become a dead-end and poor public realm.