The Meadows housing, Nottingham

Overview

An ongoing programme of in The Meadows area of Nottingham delivering 166 homes to date. The Meadows is an established community with a mix of pre-1919 homes and 1970’s Radburn social housing estates. Despite a strong community, proximity to the Trent and the historic embankment, the area has suffered from a reputation for anti-social behaviour and crime. Working with the local community, Nottingham City Council and affordable housing providers Blueprint has provided eco homes, custom build housing, tenure blind social housing and the conversion of an existing community asset changing the perception of living in the Meadows and acting as catalyst for investment from others now developing in the area. Meadows Green is the latest project in a long term programme of residential lead regeneration in the area.

Mundella

The 1930’s Mundella building designed in the Art Deco style is being brought back into use through the sympathetic conversion into 10 large apartments retaining many of its original features including decorative floor details, leaded decorative glasswork and the most unusual and distinctive feature of the building, a cloistered internal courtyard – a great period asset to any modern living space.

Trent Works

Modern Victorian Houses and Apartments, reflecting the character of the Old Meadows area, Trent Works is a new development that takes its inspiration from Victorian design principles coupled with a modern specification incorporating excellent thermal performance and facilities for electric cars.

Key Facts

  • completion expected 2021
  • 34 market sale homes

Hobart & Pitcairn

A joint venture between Blueprint, ASRA Housing Group and William Davis completed in late 2015.

Our architects Marsh Grochowski designed bespoke new house typologies for the project, all of which targeted high environmental standards. The homes at Hobart & Pitcairn meet 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%.

Awards

  • “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)

 

Green Street and Kings School

Green Street and Kings School – a market leading sustainable housing project delivered in 2012 setting the bar for sustainable design and performance in the region achieving EPC ‘A’ ratings. Positioned next to the picturesque Victoria Gardens on Trent Embankment, Green Street delivered a range of three and four bed low energy town houses at a level of energy performance not matched by any other regional developers at that time.

The project proved a hit with the market, selling entirely off plan at a premium not previously seen in the area at a time when the general sales market was experiencing slow sales and downward valuations. A further 21 homes built to Passivhaus principles were added to the scheme following the acquisition of Kings School, enabling Blueprint to respond to the demand that had been created.

Key Facts

  • Market sale, custom build, shared ownership and social rented  energy efficient homes achieving EPC ‘A’ or AECB Silver Standard
  • Architect: Marsh Grochowski

The homes incorporate 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.