Grainger launches The Barnum BTR in Nottingham

Offering a first look at its latest development in Nottingham, Grainger is set to welcome residents to The Barnum.

Grainger's The Barnum Build to Rent development | BTR News
Grainger's The Barnum Build to Rent development.

Private rental homes provider Grainger plc launches its first Build to Rent development in Nottingham, The Barnum – and is welcoming residents from this month. The scheme has been developed by Grainger in partnership with Blocwork – a joint venture between Network Rail and property developer Bloc Group. GRAHAM was appointed as contractor.

The Barnum includes 348 fully furnished Build to Rent homes – a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments complete with storage, modern integrated appliances, furniture and interiors, and fibre optic WiFi. Monthly rent prices start from £895pcm.

Amenities – designed to encourage community interaction – include a resident’s lounge and co-working space complete with booths, a TV lounge and social lounge fitted with a pool table, a private dining room, an outdoor roof terrace, gym, 47 car parking spaces and storage for up to 264 bicycles, social events, and a Resident Services Team who are on hand to help with resident queries.

“The Barnum is a great new addition to our UK Build to Rent portfolio, as our first development in Nottingham. Based in the heart of the city, and directly adjacent to Nottingham train station, The Barnum is perfect for those who love city-centre-living with the additional benefit of excellent transport links. With high quality homes and a variety of resident amenities and social spaces on offer within The Barnum, we look forward to creating a thriving new residential community in Nottingham. A place where residents can build friendships and are proud to call home.”

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger

Located in a significant regeneration site close to Nottingham Train Station, the new development is named after the Barnum railway fleet – a unique set of train carriages which once connected Nottingham to London during Victorian Britain.

Located on Queens Road, with direct access to Nottingham station through an adjacent platform entrance, the development provides residents with great access to the city’s transport network.

“We are extremely proud to deliver this significant development for Nottingham – in an area that supports further regeneration. We have collaborated with our partners to create a fantastic project, providing high quality housing for the city.”

Richard Thomas, Director, bloc Group and blocwork 

The scheme’s interiors take inspiration from the transport industry, with black, gold, and bronze metal tones peppered with soft furnishings which feature a mix of patterns, in red, blue and green tones, providing a modern and stylish twist on train aesthetics. 

Artwork throughout The Barnum also celebrates the railway’s history, depicting travelling circus, representative of the movement of circuses from the South of England to London in the 20th century. 

“The Barnum is a great blueprint for delivering much needed housing next to a vital transport hub for the city. It creates a new neighbourhood in this part of the city that is well connected to the region.”

Robin Dobson, Group Property Director, Network Rail and blocwork