Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Approval recommended for NTU’s “landmark” School of Art & Design building

Plans from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) for a new “landmark” building for its School of Art & Design have been recommended for approval by Nottingham City Council.

Designed by architects Hawkins\Brown, the new 5,300 square metre building on Shakespeare Street will provide specialist teaching spaces, quiet study spaces and a collaborative hub for social learning, designing and making, including an innovation lab.
There will be an exhibition space for students’ work as well as a seating area to meet and

socialise in.

The new nine-storey building is designed to achieve net zero carbon.

Executive Dean for the School of Art & Design, Michael Marsden, said: “This new development at 42 Shakespeare Street is not only an architecturally significant building for Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University but one which sees the school of Art & Design becoming the leading Art School for the Creative industries.

“Its bold new courses, in a newly created department, will combine traditional design practice with creative technologies that will not only produce graduates for the fastest growing sector in the UK economy, but place Nottingham as the centre for film, television, animation, UX design, games design, graphic design and more.”

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