Nottingham students envision what parts of the city could be transformed into

 Nottingham students envision what parts of the city could be transformed into

A carbon-neutral brewing business, charitable housing for older people and a revitalised community centre in Lenton are among designs put forward by Nottingham students envisioning what parts of the city could look like.

Architecture students from the University of Nottingham have reimagined and reinvigorated parts of the city centre.

Dubbed ‘Project: Nottingham‘, the designs aim to meet a variety of briefs, including meeting the city’s carbon neutral targets, Covid-19 recovery, and encouraging greener uses of transport.

A selection of the architectural projects from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will be on display to the public in a free exhibition at St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market from 9 July 9 to July 13, 2021.

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The Nottingham Civic Society has commented on some of the designs, and the idea of having the city’s students engage with the wider area as part of their education.

Lenton Community Centre

Jenny Kendall, 21, from Stourbridge in Worcestershire is a third-year BArch student at the University of Nottingham.

Her project, TLC (The Lenton Centre/The Lenton Community), is a development encompassing a new, sustainable social housing scheme on what is currently a brownfield site.

Originally a public washhouse, the centre on Willoughby Street, was built to provide a place to bathe and clean clothes for Lenton residents. A swimming pool was added…

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