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Plans to demolish former day nursery for nine apartments in Lady Bay

Rayner Davies Architects have submitted a planning application for nine apartments on the site of the former Wishing Well Day Nursery in Nottingham.


The developer says that the scheme is conceived as a row of L-Shaped duplex units, mirrored along a central spine and book-ended with a different contextual response for each of its two primary frontages; one facing Oakfields Road and the other on Rutland Road.

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The proposals dispense with the typical ‘central core’ arrangement of conventional apartment blocks, instead providing access via raised and landscaped walkways.

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This layout both mitigates against flood risks and provides a more pleasant entry sequence according to the architects.

In addition to private terraces, there is a communal garden flanking the scheme to the West.

Undercroft parking is provided, utilising the existing basement of the nursery with ample cycle storage and options for EV charging.

High quality materials and contemporary detailing ground the scheme, providing texture and perforations to add compositional interest.

Standing seam metal cladding with a subtle colouring is offset against the more neutral brick colouring and complimented by use of colour for the windows, doors and railings.

Rushcliffe Borough Council will now consider the proposals and a decision is expected mid-summer.

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