Cowan Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1DY
The site is located close to Nottingham City Centre on land currently used as a car park (35 parking spaces) adjacent to Victoria Park. The site is circa 0.23 acres (0.094 hectares).
The A60 (Huntingdon Street) runs to the South of the site and is one of the main arterial roads through Nottingham City Centre, providing a key link to the Motorpoint Arena. Similarly St Ann’s Well Road (which becomes Beck Street at the roundabout adjacent to the site) is an important route into the city centre and as such emphasises the site’s prominent location, particularly when situated next to an entrance to Victoria Park. The site is well connected by foot and is a short walk (approx. 7 minutes) to Nottingham Lace Market.
The site is within one mile of Nottingham Trent University and three miles from the University of Nottingham.
The site consists of a cleared parcel of land, part currently being occupied by a car park. Buildings in the vicinity are typically commercial or residential and range between 5 to 9 storeys in height. The neighbouring concrete building on Cowan Street is currently proposed to be converted into residential apartments whilst on the corner of Beck Street, the Salvation Army building adds prominence and character to the area and has therefore been of consideration during design development.
There is also significant variation in the materiality of the local buildings, concrete, brick, stone and rainscreen cladding being the predominant materials used giving the area an eclectic mix of architectural styles.