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Trent Pads turns disused Nottingham factory into student accommodation26th June 2013

Trent Pads Limited has reinvented a disused factory site in Nottingham's Eastside as architect-designed student home.

Situated at the junction of Curzon Street and St Marks Street, the Six Degrees complex was designed by award winning Nottingham architects maber and will create accommodation for around 50 students.

The complex, which is already fully let, will offer modern student living in a convenient location from £99 per bedroom with all bills included.

Taj Ubhi of Trent Pads said: “We have been delighted by the interest in the development, which is just five minutes walk from Nottingham Trent University.”

By replacing a long-vacant factory with residential accommodation, the development will inject new life into an area dominated by empty sites and disused industrial buildings.

Maber director Nick Keightley said: “We hope this development will act as a catalyst for further regeneration in the area and the wider Eastside.”

Although planning consents have been granted for many larger residential and student projects in the area, few have come to fruition. Instead, smaller developments such as Six Degrees could be a stimulus for investment in the Eastside regeneration area.

Set to open in September, the development will house 46 students in apartments set around a central private courtyard. The four-storey building includes seven, six-bedroom apartments and one four-bedroom apartment with all bedrooms en suite.

The scheme features solar thermal and photo voltaic panels to provide hot water and on-site electricity generation, while the site’s natural sloping topography has been used to maximise privacy and security with the ground floor units raised above street level.

Askam Construction have employed various modern methods of construction including a fast-track timber frame design solution and attractive pre-fabricated bathroom pods.

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