Trent Basin, Nottingham
Trent Basin is a £47 million regeneration project, made up of low energy homes and apartments, located on the banks of the River Trent.
Trent Basin lies at the eastern edge of Nottingham’s Waterside Regeneration Zone. The riverside neighbourhood is designed by award-winning architects, and overlooks an inland dock rich in history. The basin was built in the 1930’s, following Nottingham’s promotion as a city of commerce at the centre of a national network of rivers and canals. The Basin was originally used for timber trade with large dockside buildings and lightweight prefabricated huts set around its dock edges.
The scheme will provide approx. 200 new homes incorporating a mixture of low-rise residential and 7-storey apartments, all of which shall be delivered to Future Homes standards using the selected MMC technology, with EPC rating of A and in accordance with the end clients carbon and energy targets.
Dice was instructed to undertake the detailed structural design associated with RIBA work stages 03 – 05 respectively. This resulted in the management of numerous challenges encountered with developments on brownfield sites which are surrounded by existing homes - whilst also balancing the specific technical requirements of the modular home design.
The principal parking solution for the site is a centralised parking barn for 180 car parking spaces which is to be constructed using a volumetric/ MMC solution. Dice are responsible for onsite investigations and design requirements for the parking barn and the access/egress control solution.