Lister Gate

The scheme is a full refurbishment and extension of an existing building in the heart of Nottingham’s retail sector. The refurbishment of the ground floor retail spaces, provide a large single unit that maximises the retail shop frontage. Retaining and enhancing the building has provided a positive contribution to the character and appearance of Old Market Square conservation area and reinstating the traditional shot front provides continuity to the street scene.  
Client SJR Retail
Location Nottingham
No. of Bedrooms 24
Status Completed September 2020

The upper floors were redeveloped and the introduction of the contemporary extension at the rear, provided the additional space for 24 student bedrooms, in a mix of 3 and 5 bed student apartments, each with it’s own living, kitchen and dining areas.


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The design took full advantage of the existing window proportions and shared communal spaces were positioned to  maximise the amount of natural light, enhancing the internal environment and living experience.

The design approach from the outset was to retain the quality and character of the existing building and upgrade the fabric where possible to ensure the buildings sustainable use for the future.

I am very pleased with the design of the Lister Gate scheme and the new build extension; in particular the addition of the bay windows and the general lightness and aspect of the scheme, making the best of a very tight site. The students really like it. Simon Bernstein. Sept 2020

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