This iconic site in Nottingham has seen many attempts to develop it over the years, with numerous proposals coming forward but falling by the wayside due to the extremely challenging site constraints. It has taken the vision of Abode Nottingham as developer, and the technical expertise of TSK Consulting acting as Structural and Civil engineers, RG+P as Architects and BEC Consulting as Services Engineers to finally deliver a scheme that sympathetically completes the cliff top frontage to Malin Hill, where for decades there has been a derelict plot.
The project involved the construction of two new build 3 to 7 storey residential buildings along with the restoration of two listed buildings, including a new basement carpark, to deliver 117 residential units.
There were many challenges along the way, including designing a building that sits atop a sandstone cliff, the retention of a listed façade, significant archaeology beneath the west part of the site, an extensive network of caves beneath the site, sever dilapidation of the listed building, complicated party wall issues and the main contractor going bankrupt part way through the works. Throughout the project the design team and client have worked in a collaborative way to overcome the many problems faced, and it is this approach that has enabled the scheme to be delivered successfully.