Demolition begins to make way for eight-storey flat development

How Waterway House could look

A site with planning consent for an eight-storey block of flats near Nottingham Railway Station could move forward two months after receiving approval.

Nottingham City Council has authorised the demolition of Waterway House on Waterway Street to make way for a 191-apartment building.

Although the plans were approved in principle in March, final approval was granted last week.

The current office building on the site, which has been unused since the 1970s, has planning permission a mix of 122 one-bedroom and 69 two-bedroom flats. It was recently put up for sale by developer Rainier Developments.

The Nottingham Civic Society criticised the scale of the building, arguing that its size would create a barrier between the city centre and the lower-level Meadows to the south and that it would clash with the station conservation area.

However, council planners contended that the building’s height was consistent with other nearby high-rise developments.

Final approval was delegated to planning officers to finalise the design details.

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