Plans in to extend Bridgford House redevelopment

A planning application has been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council to transform Bridgford House on Trent Bridge into a mixed-used scheme including apartments, offices and restaurants.

Monk Estates wants to turn the former Rushcliffe Borough Council head office into a £22m scheme designed by Nottingham-based Leonard Design Architects, which will include 121 apartments.

Some 56 additional residential units will be created along with offices and restaurant units. The roof will include private roof gardens with sky boxes for specific owners. Above the restaurant units will be roof top seating spaces for diners.

Bridgford House was sold to Monk Estates and Harpin in February for £6.9m.

An original planning application for just 65 residential units was given the go-ahead in May.

Sam Monk of Monk Estates, said at the time: “We are delighted to be redeveloping such a prominent and important land mark building in West Bridgford. It’s a unique opportunity to create an exceptional high quality mixed use scheme which will boast stunning panoramic views of the river Trent and the surrounding areas. As a Nottingham based family business we are proud to be given this opportunity and we look forward to working closely with Rushcliffe Borough Council and Harpin Limited.

“The redevelopment will involve all of the site but some of the tenants will remain, with the Southbank probably being one of them.

“In the civic centre, we might create some additional ground-floor units, adjacent to The Southbank, for bars and restaurants overlooking the river.

“Rather than continuing the sports theme, they might be bars and upmarket pizzerias.