Plans revealed for mixed-use scheme in former Nottingham sewing machine factory

How the scheme will look

Plans to redevelop a derelict building in the Hockley area of Nottingham into retail space and student accommodation have been revealed.

Carlton Street Trading wants to turn the former Grains Building, which was last used a shop selling toys and models, on Heathcote Street into 74 student bedrooms on the upper floors and a cafe on the ground floor.

The building was originally used to make sewing machines and was built in the 1930s.

A planning statement for the scheme reads: “There is an ongoing and urgent need to meet the housing needs of students residing in the City and the proposed development will make a meaningful contribution to meeting that need on an existing student accommodation site.

“The scheme of development proposed responds to its surroundings in an appropriate scale and form and will bring a more human scale and vibrant character to the area.”

The development will be designed by Leonard Design Architects.