Davids Lane was a mixed-rise housing estate located in Basford, Nottingham. They are often just refered to as "The Basford Flats". Construction began in 1967 and was completed in May 1971. The flats were system-built and from the outset suffered from problems such as terrible humidity, water penetration and, as a result, high heating costs.
Nottingham City council had great difficulty in letting the high-rise blocks in the middle of the city, which was not used to such accommodation. About two years before their demolition one of the blocks was emptied to allow Wimpey to carry out tests on its structure to see whether it could be rehabilitated. That proved to be impossible and the whole site was demolished in the 1985.