Five residential tower blocks were cleared to make way for this regeneration project in Nottingham in the UK
This is one of John Thompson Partnerships (JTP) flagship sites, which will complete later this year after four years on site in Nottingham. The development is being delivered by Keepmoat and has been a fantastic scheme with a range of challenges. It included the demolition of the five Lenton tower blocks, which have stood over the people of Lenton since the sixties.
These stalwarts of the Nottingham skyline had become unfit for purpose, and maintaining and improving them would have proven just too expensive over the coming decade. The blocks included one independent living block (Newgate Court), housing nearly 90 older tenants, some of which had lived there since it was first built nearly 50 years ago. The first building, which was built in the footings of the former Lenton Court (the first tower block to be demolished) was a brand new state of the art independent living scheme, Palmer Court, named after local environmentalist, Ena Palmer.
This was built as the other four tower blocks were demolished. The residents of Newgate Court then moved into Palmer Court in the Autumn of 2015, getting the best view to watch their old home demolished. Since demolition completed in early 2016, building has progressed rapidly with the remaining 90 family homes and bungalows, which are creating an entirely different area, with green areas and a wildlife garden. The site is testament to the word regeneration, having given the area a completely different look and feel, creating homes and places where people want to live.
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