Green light for Grade A office space in Nottingham’s Southside

Planning consent has been granted for a new seven storey Grade A office block in the Southside area of Nottingham, bringing over 1,000 desk spaces to the up and coming area of the city centre.

The proposal by Nottingham City Council will transform a vacant site on the south east junction of Arkwright Street and Crocus Street into Crocus Place, a brick and glass fronted office next to the tram lines at Nottingham Station. The site was used as a base of operations for the NET lines 2 and 3 construction and now sits in a key location for office space in the city.

Crocus Place is the latest proposal for Grade A office space in the Southside area, along with Unity Square, Station Street and City Buildings, transforming the area with construction underway or due to begin by the end of the year. Crocus Place is expected to open in Summer 2021 as other developments come out of the ground around the site.

This includes the redevelopment of intu Broadmarsh, rebuilding the Broadmarsh car park and creating a new Central Library, transforming Nottingham Castle, the new Nottingham College City Hub and a pedestrian friendly environment for the area as well as the development Island Site, new Grade A office spaces and plans for thousands of new homes, including on the Island Site, Waterside and in the Meadows. These changes represent a new era for Nottingham, bringing thousands more jobs, millions more visitors and economic growth for the benefit of the entire city.

The development would provide over 125,000 sq. ft. of office space across a number of floors, in a very sustainable location close to the train station and tram stop and close to the city centre. The modern design respects the building’s location near the historic Nottingham Station and new Unity Square development, with proposals including a glass frontage around one side of the building, and the other side a combination of brick and glass offering a striking and stylish look to the building.

The scheme will use solar panels, air source heat pumps and electric car charging points to help minimise energy use and deliver strong sustainability credentials as the detailed construction design progresses.

Councillor David Mellen, Leader of the City Council, said: “This announcement ensures that the redevelopment of the Southside area of Nottingham continues apace, with plenty of activity in the area represented by the ever-increasing number of cranes in the sky in the area.

“Bringing top end, or Grade A, office space to the city has been a long-term ambition for the city which is now being realised by the hard work of our staff and partners to bring these developments forward. As a council we have laid out an ambitious redevelopment plan for the city to bring jobs, new businesses and economic growth to this city to benefit everyone living in Nottingham, and today marks another step towards that future.”