Lenton Green, a scheme that transformed five high-rise flats into new homes, has been recognised by the East Midlands region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a leading housing development, and one which delivers exceptional design and architecture.
Lenton Green, which is part-owned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes, was designed by architects JTP and comprises of 142 homes for Nottingham people, from independent living apartments and bungalows to family homes.
The recognition is part of RIBA’s commitment to identifying and promoting good design, and takes into consideration durability, functionality, interiors, location, and the aesthetics of each development.
As part of the judging process, representatives from RIBA conducted a tour of Lenton Green. Mike Baulcombe, Director at RIBA East Midlands said: “Lenton Green is a carefully considered low and medium rise housing development that replaces five high rise blocks. Older people can live independently in the five-storey Palmer Court, which has communal lounges, a well-designed secluded garden, and a roof terrace with excellent views over the surroundings.
“The bungalows are well designed with generous ceiling heights, and the houses each have a parking space which is either set back or incorporated into the streetscape…The central landscaped space is generous, and incorporates existing trees.”
Andrew Dobson, Associate at JTP Architects, said: “JTP places great importance on engagement with local communities in the creation of new places. At Lenton Green, we collaborated extensively with local residents and stakeholders and are delighted that this has created a successful neighbourhood with a real sense of community.”
Nick Murphy, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the work we have done alongside the City Council and JTP in regenerating Lenton. Good design is so important to help create communities not just nice looking buildings, and Lenton has a real sense of place where we hope residents will be proud to live for years to come.”
Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing at Nottingham City Council said, “We are very proud that Lenton Green has been recognised by the RIBA as a leading housing development in the region.
“Lenton is a prime example of how, together with our partners, we are transforming neighborhoods across the city by creating a variety of quality, modern homes which suit the differing needs of our citizens”.