The 20-storey landmark ex-local authority Burrows Court tower block site lies in Sneinton, a mile to the east of Nottingham City Centre. Containing 130 flats, 54 with one bedroom and 76 with two bedrooms, the block needs full refurbishment and upgrade to create new social housing and to allow the site to comply with contemporary energy and living standards.
Burrows Court was constructed using the Wimpey ‘No fines’ system, which does not provide adequate levels of thermal insulation. A new external insulated render system and new efficient replacement windows are proposed to address this issue, whilst simultaneously providing a more attractive external appearance.
Amongst other facilities, the project introduces a concierge unit to oversee an extended ground floor lobby.
ACE was employed by James Cubitt Partners to act as the structural engineers on this project, providing concrete detailing design and ongoing structural inspections.