Norwich Union House

Design & Build

New student accommodation in Nottingham City Centre - with local students getting involved.
This scheme saw us transform a 1950s office block in Old Market Square.

The upper floors of Norwich Union House in South Parade were converted into 88 studio rooms for Nottingham-based students.

While the ground floor of the six-storey building houses a pub and a bank, part of the first floor and the remaining floors were completely overhauled to create new student city living space.

The prominent building is a well-known landmark in Nottingham and despite its 1950s exterior it also sits within the historic city conservation quarter.

We utilised the scheme to provide Construction Management students from Nottingham Trent University with a training exercise as part of one of their modules, which included a tour by the site manager and the opportunity to gain an insight into the development.

David Jones, who is course leader of the BSc (Hons) Construction Management course at the university, said:

"We're delighted to have developed a good working relationship between the university and Clegg, which make these kinds of visits possible. Our ties with Clegg Construction will continue to develop and will lead to more opportunities for students throughout their studies."

Working in city centre environments

This project was undertaken in the very heart of Nottingham City Centre, Old Market Square. The restricted site is above a popular public house ad adjacent to a busy tram stop and line which operates from the early morning until late in the evening. Site specific traffic management plans were constantly in use, with strict set delivery times. We were also in constant liaison with adjacent businesses.