Nine storey tower block to replace Nottingham car wash site

Plans have been granted to create creation of a 100-apartment scheme including a restaurant and café on the site of a car valeting centre and former Indian restaurant.

Permission was given for the project on 152-160 London Road, Nottingham to go ahead by Nottingham City Council on September 30.

The tower will be nine storeys tall with 100 apartments in total, as well as gym and food and beverage facilities on the ground floor.

The tower will be made up of one and two-bed apartments with balconies, communal terraces, a ground floor two-storey restaurant, a café and a bar.

There will also be basement parking available for residents.

The designs include generous planting schemes and living walls on the balconies and terraces, which have been designed to enhance the ecological value of the site and will be maintained using grey water recycling through a built-in irrigation and drainage system.

Solar panels located on the roof would also provide a sustainable source of electricity to the building.

On one of the main transport routes into the city centre, the mixed-use development site is just outside the Nottingham Urban Design Guide Zone of Reinvention and the Waterside Regeneration Zone.

The developers ALB Group will work with Nottingham based CBP Architects to complete the project.

When the plans were first put forward in December 2020, Arran Bailey, managing director at developer ALB Group, said: “The new development would improve the aesthetic of a major gateway, and serve to welcome visitors as they approach and travel through the city.

“We have been working closely with Nottingham City Council, CBP Architects and the local community, to ensure the design of the building fits in seamlessly with the environment.

The scheme’s contemporary look, complete with natural greenery, would also enhance the view corridor towards Nottingham Castle, which is something Nottingham City Council is keen to maintain.

The apartments would offer residents attractive views of the surrounding vicinity, towards West Bridgford and the city centre.

“Spacious, open-plan living and quality fixtures and fittings throughout will provide a desirable living experience complete with on-site amenities. Being in such close proximity to Nottingham train station, makes this an ideal location for commuters.”

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