Opal Property Group is developing a prestigious £37m new-build mixed-use development at Chettles Yard in Nottingham. The proposal incorporates seven contemporary multi-storey student accommodation blocks, providing 1050 bedrooms, arranged in apartment clusters of typically five bedrooms with shared kitchen/ living rooms. In addition there are a further two buildings which will provide employment/ retail use on the site. The building facing Wollaton Road to the south of the site consists of a Retail ground floor with student accommodation independently accessed above.
Lewis & Hickey led the design team in producing and managing a design delivery strategy up to Planning submission, which was undertaken in just three months. This process included regular consultation meetings with the Local Authority by bringing them into the design process and becoming part of the overall delivery team. We also presented our proposals to Nottingham’s ‘Urban Design Forum’ who praised the scheme for its fresh approach to the design.