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.
350 build to rent apartments with resident community facilities and garden squares on a vacant site in Nottingham City Centre. The project is under construction and is one of the largest in the city and will fill a gap in the urban form providing living spaces, investment, and renewal. The project completes the wider regeneration initiative around the station with much needed housing units. 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 submitted a planning application for a 115-bedroom hotel, pre let to Premier Inn. The proposed hotel will be opposite the station entrance and adds to station facilities and provides much needed hotel beds together with investment and jobs.
The proposal re configures the existing station car park to ensure that no car parking spaces are lost. In addition the development funds GWR in providing required additional car parking on the network at Twyford and Wargrave.
Subject to planning it is hoped that the development will be on site early in 2023.
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.