Work begins on £13m residential scheme at former British Waterways building

Work has begun on a £13m build-to-rent residential scheme to transform Nottingham’s Grade II listed former British Waterways building on the canal side area at Castle Wharf.

The project, developed in partnership with The Canal & River Trust (CRT), H2Ourban, a joint venture between bloc Group and CRT and Citra Living, part of Lloyds Banking Group, will convert the building into 95 residential units.

It will include 12 studios, 42 one-bedroom apartments and 41 two-bedroom flats, with a rooftop extension adding eight more apartments.

Richard Thomas, CEO of H2O, said: “H2O is committed to delivering high-quality developments that go beyond providing much-needed housing, creating thriving communities and promoting health and happy lifestyles as well. This project is the latest in our pipeline and follows this ethos to its core.

“Working with our project partners, we’re revitalising an area of Nottingham with a brand new and modern offering, while maintaining and protecting enough of its character that we don’t lose its rich history. The H2O partnership goes back two decades and specialises in creating exemplary waterside developments that provide both economic and social value, and this latest project certainly does that.”

Designed by Franklin Ellis Architects and built by Jessops Construction Limited, the project is set to be completed by March 2025.

Andy Hutchinson, CEO of Citra Living, said: “Bringing disused buildings back into use and regenerating areas into new communities is central to what Citra is about. Regenerating the warehouse at Castle Wharf will bring much-needed homes
to the area, allowing more people to live in the type of quality homes they want in the areas that give them access to the facilities and amenities they want.”


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