With a proven track record of delivering at scale and ambitious plans to drive the future of renting forward, Watkin Jones is leading the way in regeneration; transforming communities throughout the UK as seen with its Parliament Street development in Nottingham.
Lower Parliament Street combines sustainable development with quality design and craftsmanship to bring 354 units of student accommodation to Nottingham’s city centre.
Revitalising a brownfield site in the heart of Nottingham, the development has been sustainably designed to minimise its carbon footprint, while delivering the highest quality student accommodation.
During the planning process, Watkin Jones Group carried out extensive community engagement through an online public consultation, as well meetings with local organisations such as the Creative Quarter, the Salvation Army and the Students’ Union.
This project targeted a BREEAM score of Excellent through carbon-reducing features, including air source heat pumps for hot water production, enhanced insulation and reduced air permeability and photovoltaic panels supplying energy.
Kenny Oke from Watkin Jones Group said: “Our model is to create future-proofed places and these homes meet high environmental sustainability standards, measured as BREEAM Excellent, and include the use of air source heat pumps, a highly insulated green roof and photovoltaic panels.”
Meeting the need for high quality student accommodation in Nottingham, this project included drastic improvements to the public area in its vicinity, including a new pedestrian route through the space, a basement car park for public use and a commercial unit on the ground floor for all community members.