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Maid Marian Way offices to be turned into 11-storey apartment block

An office building on a major Nottingham city road is being turned into dozens of apartments.

Nottingham City Council approved the proposals, at Castle Heights on Maid Marian Way, and develop the 11-storey building into flats.

The building, located close to its junction with Friar Lane and near Nottingham Castle, has previously been the base for tenants including Fraser Brown Solicitors and the Royal College of Nursing.

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However, developers put forward the plans earlier this year to give the site a new use.

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Apartments will be built across all 11 floors, split between either one or two bedrooms.

This will include three ground floor units, one with a single bedroom and a further two, two-bedroom apartments.

A further eight apartments will be built on the first floor, with seven on the second floor.

Four apartments will then be built across each of the third to 10th floors, planning documents state.

All apartments will include living and kitchen areas, bathrooms and large window spaces.

The documents, submitted on behalf of developer BSP Holdings, said: “The proposals are for the conversion of the existing office premises at Castle Heights, 72 Maid Marian Way, into residential apartments.

“The proposed development comprises the conversion of the existing office building into residential apartments on the ground, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth floors.”

Online listings for the Maid Marian Way site show the building was built in 1965.

Approving the plans on Thursday (September 30), Nottingham City Council told the developer it must produce a mechanical ventilation strategy for apartments fronting onto Maid Marian Way.

Paul Seddon, director of planning and regeneration on the authority, said: “Prior to the commencement of the development, a mechanical ventilation strategy for the apartments on the Maid Marian Way façade of the development shall be submitted to and be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

“The ventilation strategy shall summarise the ventilation proposals at each floor level and façade.”

Mr Seddon adds the work must be completed within three years and follow the council’s regulations.

BSP Holdings, a Nottingham-based company, is currently located within the Castle Heights development site and has worked on previous student accommodation schemes in nearby Castle Gate.

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