NTU’s plans for new Enterprise Innovation Centre given the green light

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Plans from Nottingham Trent University for a new Enterprise Innovation Centre (EIC) in the city centre of Nottingham to the north of the Dryden Building have been approved.

The EIC will be built on what is currently a brownfield site and will offer space for student, graduate and academic enterprise, be a base for academic-business teaching and research, and act as a centre for business support in the city.

The new building will provide 2000m2 of gross internal floor area for the University.

A design statement from the University said: “The EIC will form a major building block of the University’s Enterprise Action Plan and will be a key enabler of many elements within the University’s strategic plan – Creating the University of the Future.

“The EIC will provide the focus for all the University’s enterprise activities and will create a dynamic learning environment where student and graduate entrepreneurs can interact
and collaborate with academics, researchers, small growing businesses and larger companies.

“The development is designed to accommodate University start-ups and spin-outs, as well as in-movers from elsewhere attracted by the high-quality space and business support offer.”