Elms School, Nottingham


The former Elms School site sits in the historic Corporation Oaks Conservation Area in Nottingham, part of a series of grand tree lined walks that stretch to the north east of the city centre.

The development proposal includes circa 70 new residential dwellings, with a focus on high quality, low carbon homes, from two bedroom mews homes to four bedroom townhouses. The new homes will breathe life back into the conservation area and serve to open up new pedestrian connections, improve wildlife corridors and landscaping, and will bridge two distinct neighbourhoods.

The brief for the development was carefully shaped using igloo’s co-creation process, a workshop that gives key stakeholders and project partners the opportunity to input into and take ownership of the outcomes. The workshop output is now guiding the development and providing principals that will enhance value and improve saleability.

Key Facts

  • circa 70 homes
  • two sites of 1.4 hectares
  • design by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
  • sensitively designed to enhance the conservation area
  • the development will be gas free