Nottingham Waterside

Industrial buildings have been engineered for tough lives and make a great starting point for new uses. These waterway board buildings in Nottingham were ideally suited to mixed use with heavy concrete and floors. Our work here was triggered by the idea that a government agency saw them as a risk to a development site rather than a peacemaking asset.

Our film for this campaign looks at two 1920s waterside warehouses. Treating the combination of them and the natural features of the site as the starting point for transforming the area into the heart of a thriving new neighbourhood, this animation charts the principles of the design proposal, the phased masterplan, and the life, events, activities, businesses and programs that are at its heart.