Phase two of Trent Basin development kicks off

Trent Basin

Willmott Dixon has broken ground on the second phase of Blueprint’s Trent Basin residential scheme in Nottingham.

The development, in between West Bridgford and the city centre, will include 500 low energy homes when completed.

The second phase of the development will comprise 31 homes.

Trent Basin is home to Project SCENe, a pioneering renewable energy storage proposal funded by Innovate UK, which will see energy produced by solar panels stored in the largest community energy battery in Europe. The project team, which includes a large consortium headed by the University of Nottingham, aims to develop a new model to introduce greater levels of renewable energy in to the grid.

Nick Ebbs, chief executive of Blueprint, the Nottingham-based developer of Trent Basin, said: “We’ve been delighted with the popularity of this unique location to date. Feedback from those residents now settled in at Trent Basin is that this is a unique neighbourhood, where residents share a sense of commitment to using energy responsibly and see the natural beauty surrounding their homes.

“We’re thrilled we’ve got the green light from the city council’s planning committee to start work on Phase Two and we can’t wait to see our vision come to life along this historic stretch of the River Trent.”