The first residents are now starting to settle in to their homes at Trent Basin – an innovative waterside development just ten minutes from Nottingham city centre which is leading the way in low energy living and sustainable design.
66-year-old Geoffrey Beeby – a former Catering Manager – moved with his wife Helen Beeby from their family home in Bramcote into one of the two second floor apartments in Phase One of Trent Basin.
Located on the new Portside Road, the apartment, which boasts two spacious bedrooms and low-energy design throughout, is situated on the banks of the River Trent. It offers stunning views across the historical inland dock, for which the development is named, and out towards the city centre with some of Nottingham’s most well-known landmarks, such as Greens Windmill, in sight.
Developed by Nottingham-based regeneration specialists Blueprint, the £100m Trent Basin scheme is part of Nottingham City Council’s £250m waterside regeneration project. This multi-phased sustainable development is attracting downsizers, first time buyers and homebuyers who want to live in a low carbon environment.
Having lived in Bramcote for 35 years, Mr and Mrs Beeby are now retired and were keen to downsize from their three-bedroom home after their two sons moved out. Just seven miles from their former family home, Trent Basin appealed to the couple due to its spectacular views of the River Trent and low-cost energy bills.
Mr Beeby said: “We knew that Trent Basin was perfect for us as soon as we saw it in the estate agents and we couldn’t be more pleased that we moved here. We wanted to downsize but needed a place that was low maintenance, while still being in easy travelling distance to our friends in Bramcote. Trent Basin ticks all those boxes and more.
“The area is very peaceful and calm. We love that we are able to look across the beautiful River Trent all day from the comfort of our apartment and combining that with the unique community feel of the neighbourhood, we think Trent Basin is the perfect mix of city life and waterside living.
“We’re excited to see who else is going to move into the apartments. With four additional phases of the development to come, we’re pleased to be settled already so that we can be part of the community as it grows and watch the progress while being at the centre of the action.”
Following a successful show apartment opening weekend at the start of the year, four more apartments at Trent Basin were reserved, including the two high-end penthouse duplexes. There are now only 10 properties left to buy in Phase One.
Nick Ebbs, Chief Executive at Blueprint, said: “We are delighted to see the first residents move into the apartments at Trent Basin. With half the apartments now reserved, we are seeing more and more homebuyers realise that Trent Basin is a great place to live due to the riverfront views, low energy living and community ethos.”
“Not only do Mr and Mrs Beeby benefit from waterside living close to the city centre but they also have low utility bills thanks to the low-energy design of Trent Basin. Each apartment has high energy performance levels thanks to airtight building structures, triple glazed windows and state-of-the-art insulation systems. The residents will also soon be benefitting from the ground-breaking Community Energy project, which will see communal solar power and battery storage coming to the development.”
Work on site for Phase Two of Trent Basin is expected to start later this year and Blueprint is already taking expressions of interest for the new homes.