Blocwork selects Graham to build PRS scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 26 Feb 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Blocwork has chosen Graham to construct a private rented sector (PRS) build-to-rent scheme on Queens Road, Nottingham, the UK.

Blockwork is a 50:50 joint venture between Network Rail and Bloc Group. It is developing rail side sites across the UK.

Claimed to be the first PRS build-to-rent development in Nottingham, this project is being funded by Grainger, which provides private rental homes.

It has been designed by Franklin Ellis Architects.

The scheme, located in on Queens Road, which is near the town centre and next to Nottingham railway station, secured planning approval for 348 homes.

It will be constructed in just over a two-year period. In January, Graham commenced work on site. Construction is slated to be completed in April 2023.

Providing 197,250ft² over ten floors, the scheme will have a mix of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.

The ground floor of the project will provide amenities and commercial space.

Graham regional director Ronan Hughes said: “There’s a strong market for high-quality PRS development in Nottingham and this project represents a positive step forward in the area’s future development.

“Grainger is universally recognised as one of the leading providers of build-to-rent accommodation, so we are looking forward to working with them and the wider project team to bring this development forward.”

Bloc and Blocwork director Richard Thomas said: “We are delighted to be working with Graham and Grainger on this project. Having been a former student at Nottingham University many years ago, I have really enjoyed putting the scheme together with our team that once completed will add to the vibrancy of this part of Nottingham and complete the redevelopment of the station which has become a great regional transport hub.”

Grainger chief executive Helen Gordon said: “We are pleased to progress with our Nottingham development, which upon completion will provide 348 new high-quality rental homes, all professionally managed by an in-house Grainger service team.”

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Image: Illustration of the PRS development on Queens Road, Nottingham, the UK. Credit Graham Group

 

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