Friday, December 8, 2023

Major mixed-use scheme tipped for approval in Nottingham

Plans to demolish existing buildings and erect purpose-built student accommodation and a new public food hall on land at Shakespeare Street, North Church Street, and South Sherwood Street, Nottingham, have been tipped for approval.

The major mixed-use development involves Nottingham’s Guildhall and its adjacent site.

The application proposes the demolition of existing former Police and Fire Station buildings and the redevelopment of the site with a range of buildings fronting onto Shakespeare Street, North Church Street and South Sherwood Street. A further central wing would extend to the rear within the site.

The proposed primary use of the buildings would be for purpose-built student accommodation, with associated amenity and communal facilities. There would be two formats to the proposed student accommodation, with one (Vita Student) comprising 512 studio bedspace accommodation and the other (House of Social) comprising 454 cluster apartment bedspaces.

It is also proposed that there would be a ground floor public food hall at the corner of Shakespeare Street and North Church Street.

Mark Oakes, chief commercial officer for Vita Group, previously said on the scheme: “A vastly underutilised redevelopment opportunity, Guildhall has the potential to be one of Nottingham’s major landmarks once again, bringing significant investment to the city and a historically important building back to life.

“The plans aim to create best-in-class student accommodation with outstanding amenities, whilst also easing pressures on local housing stock. The Market Food Hall will create a go-to destination for all the city to enjoy, providing the perfect backdrop for exciting new independent restauranteurs to bring their new ventures to people across the region.”

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