The second phase of the Trent Basin development in Nottingham will be project managed by Focus Consultants, the same company that managed the first phase of the scheme. By 2019, 31 more properties will be built and ready to welcome its homeowners into its two, three, and four bedroom houses along with two bedroom maisonettes.
The £100 million residential development aims to build 500 low energy homes part of the 250 acre Waterside Regeneration area in Nottingham beside the River Trent. “The Trent Basin scheme is unique in Nottingham and a pioneer in terms of low energy living,” said Keith Butler from Focus Consultants. “As a company with specialists in low energy construction and development, Focus is very pleased to be playing key roles in this scheme. Almost all the properties built in phase one have been sold or reserved, and we are looking forward to working on phase two to bring additional low-energy, low-carbon homes onto the residential market in Nottingham,” explained him.
Trent Basin was created by Nottingham developer Blueprint and has high green energy credentials. It will install Europe’s largest community battery (2MWh) and solar photovoltaics that will generate, store, and distribute energy for all neighbours. The scheme, which is funded by Innovate UK, has a project team headed by the University of Nottingham.
“We plan to install additional electric car charging points at Trent Basin and are looking forward to the completion of Nottingham’s first Eco Expressway along Daleside Road which will complement our ambitions for the community by giving buses, bikes and electric vehicles priority along one of Nottingham’s busiest routes,” said Nick Ebbs, Chief Executive at Blueprint.
Focus Consultants provides a range of services to the property and construction industry, such as sustainable development support, project management, building surveying, and quantity surveying. It also specialises in funding and economic development including area regeneration strategies, business plans, economic impact appraisals, evaluation, funding applications, and research. It has delivered since its inception in 1994 more than £1.3 billion worth of projects and programmes.