Fruit Market to bring more energy efficient homes to Nottingham
Fruit Market, which will be delivered by Blueprint, is a unique townhouse development in the heart of Nottingham city centre. The first phase of 13 townhouses will follow a low-energy, design-led ethos and will be completely gas-free, with air source heat pumps and underfloor heating, making the scheme one of the most energy-efficient, future-proofed housing developments in the city.
Four of the 13 homes in the first phase of Fruit Market have already been sold, with the future homeowners working with Blueprint before planning was submitted to customise the design of their houses.
Centrally located, the scheme will offer buyers the opportunity to live in Nottingham’s creative and cultural hotspot of Sneinton Market. Formerly a wholesale fruit and veg market, in recent years the area has become home to independent shops, breweries, art galleries, and a refurbished leisure centre, it is now one of Nottingham’s liveliest and most popular communities.
Alec Hamlin, development manager at Blueprint, said: “Having worked on Fruit Market behind the scenes for a few years now, I’m really pleased to see it move into construction. There isn’t another project like it in the city and I’m confident that the homes will be highly sought after.
“At Blueprint, we put a special focus on making all our homes energy efficient and with a strong design focus; large windows, lots of natural light and with much thought going into to how people will use both the indoor and outdoor spaces. The properties at Fruit Market bring all those features to a location that is within walking distance of Nottingham’s retail and cultural amenities, and we look forward to seeing the scheme progress over the months to come.”
Blueprint is supported by igloo Regeneration. The development will follow igloo’s trusted Footprint® approach, a United Nations-recognised sustainable investment methodology, ensuring that each of its schemes is highly sustainable and designed to positively impact people’s wellbeing and the planet, creating great places for people to enjoy, both now and in the future.
Construction work on Fruit Market will start on site imminently, with the new homes coming to market in 2023.