blocwork changes and improves the urban fabric by creating living spaces and working places.
We regenerate underutilised land and buildings adjacent to railway infrastructure and unlock economic and social value by maximising the potential of each site. Re-purposing of local railway assets improves the station environment, enhances rail customer service provision and provides fare box benefits.
Over and above physical structures, our contribution to the communities we build in include the investment we deliver and the jobs that we create together with urban renewal and environmental improvement. Re-used land and buildings are given new sustainable long-term purpose.
blocwork profits contribute to the upkeep and renewal of the network and in doing so provides societal benefit by helping to reduce the need for taxpayer funding to the railway.
blocwork is a joint partnership between bloc and Network Rail.
300 student beds in a new building with ground floor commercial units on an underutilised site in the city centre. The completed development provides living spaces with retail, restaurants, and University facilities. The site connects the high street with the university creating a pedestrian link and permeability through the built form. The building was pre let to The University of Lincoln and pre-sold to Legal and General.
345 build to rent apartments with residents communal facilities on a vacant site next to Nottingham’s railway station. The project is under construction and due to complete in 2023. This project is one of the largest in the city, completes the wider regeneration around the station and will provide a very high quality product for the rental sector in Nottingham. The building is pre-sold to the Grainger Trust.
blocwork is working in partnership with local stakeholders and adjoining landowners to create the Navigator Quarter adjacent to Southampton airport. The Navigator Quarter will be part of the wider Solent Freeport Area attracting inward investment and creating employment and wealth generation.
blocwork has had a planning application refused for a 115-bedroom hotel, pre let to Premier Inn and is currently reviewing development options. The proposed hotel is opposite the station entrance and adds to station facilities and provides much needed hotel beds together with investment and jobs.
The proposal reconfigures the existing station car park ensuring that no car parking spaces are lost and the development will fund GWR in providing required additional car parking on the network at Twyford and Wargrave.
Opportunities for living working and relaxing are being assessed at various locations including Poole, Newcastle, Northampton, Exeter, Peterborough, Wilmslow and more.
blocwork refurbished the Old Ticket Hall at Kew, a grade 2 building at risk to create a long term economically sustainable use.
A planning permission was secured on the rear yard for 30 apartments, 15 of which will be sold to workers and residents of the London Borough of Hounslow at 80% of market value.
Salamanca Street, Vauxhall, London
blocwork is assessing the options for working spaces or living places on this small site overlooking Pedlars Park near the Thames in Zone 1 London. The park is named after the ‘Pedlar of Lambeth’ who, legend has it, donated 1 acre of land for the nearby St Mary’s Church -now the Museum of Garden History.
blocwork secured planning permission for 99 student living spaces on an undeveloped vacant site in the Kelvingrove area of Glasgow.