River Crescent Apartments

Nottingham
£27m
Design & Build

River Crescent began the process of Nottingham Riverside Regeneration, leading the way in eco-tech construction and renewable energy initiatives.
 

All 136 apartments have a south facing river-view balcony or terrace, low energy kitchen and bathroom appliances and access to secure underground parking, a health and fitness facility which includes a 20m swimming pool, spa pool, fully equipped gym and business centre.

The building was subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment which gave due respect to bio-diversity and long term sustainability. Consideration was given to any potential flooding issues which resulted in the building being constructed with the ground floor above the 1-500 event level, together with a fully water proofed semi-basement car park. The whole building has been designed with ease of disabled access in mind, with DDA standard ramps, wide doors with low thresholds and 10 person lifts.

River Crescent gave Nottingham Riverside Regeneration the best possible start, achieving an ECO Homes Excellent Rating with numerous sustainability features such as high levels of sound and thermal insulation, south facing aspect with solar control glazing, Brise-Soleil shading, wind turbines and natural ventilation.

The building is based on a cast-insitu concrete frame, with reconstructed stone to the lower levels and handmade bricks to the upper level. In order to accommodate the stepped back appearance, the penthouse level is constructed via an insulated steel frame with extensive solar control glazing, taking maximum advantage of the river views.

Awards

On completion, the development won numerous UK Property Awards, including:

  • Best Development in Nottinghamshire

  • Best Architecture UK

  • Best Apartment in Nottinghamshire