Located close to the city centre, the Waterside has been a long-standing ambition for the City Council to create a new sustainable community all the way along the waterside setting from Trent Bridge to Colwick Park, and connecting the city centre and adjoining neighbourhoods including Sneinton and the Meadows.

Waterside building concepts

Image Courtesy of BDP Architects

The vision for Waterside is for it to become an aspirational, thriving neighbourhood complete with waterside living, family homes, leisure and retail opportunities as well as providing new green infrastructure.

The first phase of new housing development is already complete at Trent Basin and phase 2 is now on site, due to be complete Spring 2019.

Trent Basin is a new development consisting of low energy contemporary homes and apartments, located on the banks of the River Trent overlooking a unique inland dock. It is a waterside community that is design-led, with streets that prioritise people over cars and a focus on the sustainable.

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Waterside development


The prime central location of Waterside provides a unique opportunity to create a new residential community with its own identity and character. Residents will be able to enjoy the best of contemporary living, in a healthy, sustainable and vibrant riverside setting.

The council wants to see new developments, which will provide improvements to public spaces, including a cycling and walking path and green space along the riverbank connecting the Nottingham and Beeston Canal towpath with the Victoria Embankment through to Colwick Park.

It’s hoped families will be attracted to the new neighbourhood with space for restaurants, cafes, family spaces and art projects, as well as the unique and natural riverside habitat being protected.

Such large scale regeneration will raise the profile and image of the whole city, whilst enhancing the reputation of Nottingham as a place to live, work and visit. Regeneration benefits will be felt in the local communities as well as the rest of city and wider area.


Last updated March 2019

Contact Us

Regeneration Team
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street

Tel: 0115 876 2339


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