The Hicking Building represents the flagship development for the Southside regeneration Nottingham City Centre. The development consists of the renovation of 4 listed iron framed textile mills to provide 275 apartments, an 80 bed hotel and 13,000 sq.ft of A3 retail units.
The large number of apartments could only be achieved by the addition of further stories to the existing iron framed 19th century mill buildings. BWB Consulting were influential in providing the structural solution to make this challenging task possible.
In addition to the renovation of the existing structures a further 7 storey reinforced concrete framed block was designed to the rear of the development together with a complex series of interlocking suspended slabs and ramps to form 180 covered secure parking spaces.