Plans to turn retail units into flats take a step closer

How the scheme will look

Plans from developer Cassidy for a new student accommodation scheme in the Lenton area of Nottingham have won the backing of city council planning chiefs.

The development, designed by Maber, would sit close to the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus at 2a Triumph Road. The site currently includes a terrace of single storey retail units which front onto Triumph Road, occupied by a café and motorcycle shops. There is also a single storey industrial outbuilding and garage at the rear of the site, currently used by a taxi rental company.

Cassidy plans to demolish all buildings on the site and construct a student accommodation scheme which would house 169 people across 25 cluster flats and 34 studio apartments.

The plans have been tipped for approval ahead of Nottingham City Council’s planning committee meeting next Wednesday (May 18).

There will be storage space for 76 bikes in the grounds of the development.

A planning statement from Maber reads: “The aim is to create a high quality contemporary design with a distinct identity. The elevations are simple but elegant in design, constructed in a restrained palette of high quality, durable materials.”