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New Nottingham residential development named after 20th Century railway carriages

The development is on Queen’s Road near Nottingham Station.

Grainger plc the UK’s largest listed provider of rental homes, has revealed its first build-to-rent development in Nottingham will be named “The Barnum” after a unique fleet of train carriages which once connected Nottingham to London during Victorian Britain.

Constructed in 1910, the Barnum railway fleet operated the Great Central Main Line, previously the main transport link connecting the South of England to Marylebone London via Nottingham Railway Station.

New development, The Barnum, which is located at Nottingham station, celebrates the railway’s history and its contribution to the city’s growth during the Victorian era.

Located on Queens Road, The Barnum, which is directly linked to the station through an adjacent platform entrance, provides easy access to the city’s transport network and Nottingham Transport Hub.

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Creating 348 studio, one, two and three bed apartments in the heart of the city, the new build-to-rent development features a mezzanine level providing residents with a lounge, gym and co-working space.

The Barnum is also ideally located within walking distance to many of the city’s key landmarks and shopping areas including, famed Robin Hood statue, Victoria Centre and The Lace Market.

Leesa Ingham, Head of Marketing at Grainger said: “When it comes to naming any Grainger development, we carefully consider the history of the site and surrounding local area.

“The Barnum is the chosen name for our first development in Nottingham, taking into consideration the proximity to Nottingham’s train station, further inspired by the distinctive train carriages which once operated through the city.”

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