Collaborative custom-build housing development

Fruit Market is an innovative custom-build housing development on the edge of Nottingham’s city centre. The developer/enabler for the project, Blueprint, is a partnership between Nottingham City Council and Igloo Regeneration, formed to deliver innovative, sustainable housing developments in the City. The city centre site is a brownfield, sloping site within a conservation area, with a number of listed buildings in close proximity.

We were commissioned to carry out the master-planning of the whole site. The masterplan consisted of proposals for a 3-phased development, with a total of approximately 45 to 50 homes. The masterplan established the basic organisation of the site; footprint of building blocks and external spaces, (public and private) as well as the scale & massing of the individual blocks. Detailed proposals for the public realm and highways and a design code covering the detail of the buildings also formed part of the work. All these elements were supported by a comprehensive contextual analysis of the surrounding built environment. These formed the basis of an outline planning application, which received approval in 2018.

Following this we were commissioned to prepare detailed proposals for the first phase of the development. This initial phase was marketed by Blueprint and once the majority of plots had been reserved by customers, we developed the design and customisation process for the development. This then formed the basis of an application for reserved matters on the first phase, which received approval in 2019. Construction of this phase is due to start in 2020 and marketing of the second phase, for which we have prepared initial designs, is now underway.

Masterplanning & Phase I of custom-build housing development
for Blueprint in Sneinton Market, Nottingham
Completion , 2021