RIBA Recognises The Curve as an Exemplar Housing Project

The Rayner Davies designed scheme on the corner of Gregory Street and Abbey Bridge Nottingham has been recognised by the RIBA as an exemplar housing project in the East Midlands.  It has been acknowledged as a leading housing development within the region, delivering exceptional design with a high level of sustainability.

The recognition is part of the RIBA commitment to identifying and promoting good design and takes into consideration durability, functionality, interiors, location, and the aesthetics of each development.  As part of the judging process, representatives from the RIBA led by Mike Baulcombe, Director at RIBA East Midlands, conducted a tour of The Curve.

As part of its RIBA recognition, The Curve’s exemplar housing design will be showcased to an audience of property professionals on 18 November 2021.

23 high quality one and two bed apartments were built in a single block over two and four storeys. The external envelope curves around the site, enveloping a private central courtyard garden and residents parking. The project was complex as it is within an area at risk of flooding and also within an area of archaeological constraints. Opposite the site, to the south, is The Priory Church of St Anthony which is a Grade II Listed Building and is bounded by a Grade II listed boundary wall. The site stands within the Lenton Priory Scheduled Monument Area. Archaeological investigation works took place prior to work starting on site.

Steve Rayner, Partner at Rayner Davies said “This recognition by our peers is a testament to the quality of the work the team undertook here. We are proud that we were able to help make this project a reality”

Wynbrook Ltd were contractors for the project with Viridis Building Services and Howard Ward Associates assisting the design team.