TWO of Nottingham’s most prominent office buildings are set for a revamp after planning consent was granted for their conversion to residential use.
Known to many as the ‘Maid Marian Towers’, Newtown House and Newland House were purchased by property development firm Mabec in the summer – in a deal overseen by Innes England.
Newland House, which is located on Mount Street, will be transformed into 240 apartments – with an additional 134 to be created at Newtown House. Planning consent has also been received to undertake external cladding works on both buildings, which will see their exteriors modernised and improved.
Mark Elliott, director at Mabec, said: “Both of these properties are hugely prominent within Nottingham and we are looking forward to being able to start converting them to residential use.
“Not only will we be transforming the interiors of the buildings from outdated office space to high specification residential accommodation, we will also be giving the exteriors a fresh face with more modern cladding and updating some of the glazing at both buildings.
“This is a fantastic project, which will see two previously vacant office buildings given a new lease of life in the heart of the city.
Matthew Hannah, director at Innes England worked with Mabec to acquire both buildings, which total more than 100,000sq ft of floor space combined.
He said: “Maid Marian Way had been identified as an area of the city which was suffering a high void rate, but working with a number of landlords the street has seen a turnaround.
“The new student scheme for Kaplan which recently completed incorporating an extension to Chino Latino coupled with the Bairstow Eves, Calcutta Club and The Lee Stafford Academy now open on the retail frontage means Mabec’s commitment above the street scene will complete the transformation of the area.”