The Meadows housing, Nottingham

Green Street in The Meadows

Green Street in The Meadows is an £8m sustainable housing project positioned next to the picturesque Victoria Gardens on Trent Embankment comprising 38 three and four bed low energy town houses designed by Marsh Grochowski architects.

Planning permission for the site was granted in September 2009 and construction commenced in January 2010. Completed in three phases up to 2012, the project proved a hit with the market and sold entirely off plan. A further 21 homes were added to the scheme following the acquisition of Kings School, enabling Blueprint to respond to the demand that had been created.

Green Street builds on Blueprint’s core values of design quality and sustainability, providing an exemplar of urban regeneration through the revitalisation of a disadvantaged neighbourhood. This Code 4 (Code for Sustainable Homes) scheme has excellent links to the river Trent, the train station and city centre as well as neighbouring West Bridgford.

Key Facts

  • 38 energy efficient homes (Green Street)
  • 21 homes including seven custom build (Kings School)
  • 1.3 acre site
  • Architect: Marsh Grochowski
  • Green Street completed 15.02.2012
  • Kings School completed 03.06.2015

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Energy efficient by design

The homes mitigate the need for energy usage by virtue of their design, including super-high levels of insulation, whole-house heat recovery, industry leading levels of air tightness and maximum use of natural light. They also provide for a proportion of their energy requirements on-site through their roof mounted solar PV.

A catalyst for future communities - Phase II, Green Street in the Meadows

Following on from the success of Green Street in the Meadows, Phase II represents continued investment in the regeneration of the Meadows, providing an additional 21 two-to-four bedroom Marsh Grochowski designed homes.

The homes at Green Street Phase II incorporate new features whilst also retaining the environmental principles of Green Street Phase I. As per Green Street Phase I, this development includes super-high levels of insulation, whole-house heat recovery, industry leading levels of air tightness and maximum use of natural light, with homes meeting the AECB Silver Standard.

Hobart & Pitcairn

A joint venture between Blueprint, ASRA Housing Group and William Davis, Hobart & Pitcairn represents a significant step for the Meadows

On a site of 3.6 acres in the south of the Meadows, the architects Marsh Grochowski designed bespoke new house typologies for the project, all of which target high environmental standards.

The homes at Hobart & Pitcairn meet both the Code for Sustainable Homes level 4 and the AECB Silver Standard – a ‘fabric first’ approach which seeks to reduce C02 emissions by up to 70%.

Key Facts

  • Completed 01.10.2015
  • 35 market sale homes
  • 38 ASRA homes
  • AECB Silver standard


  • “Residential Development of the Year” (Insider Residential Property Awards 2016)
  • East Midlands Sustainable Development of the Year 2015
  • “Best Custom Build Project”, Green Street Phase II (Build It Awards 2015)
  • “Developer of the Year” , Blueprint (The East Midlands Business Link Bricks Awards 2015)