Plans for mixed-use development to replace run down buildings

A new mixed-use development could be on the cards for a site which has been plagued by vandalism and suspected arson in Nottingham City centre.

Developer Cosybox is seeking to demolish the dilapidated buildings 2-6 Alfreton Road in the Canning Circus area of Nottingham and bring forward a scheme which would include 35 apartments as well as office and retail space on the ground floor.

The recently fire-struck site at Canning Circus could be redeveloped into a contemporary take on Victorian-style townhouses if plans get the green light from Nottingham City Council.

A planning statement by DL Design Studio of Nottingham reads: “As a mixed-use development the site will add vibrancy to the street by introducing a new flow of pedestrians, day and night, creating an improved street scene, especially during the evenings when light and movement within the building will create the sense of life, adding a new dynamic to the streets. Life within the buildings during all hours will also improve the security on the streets by adding ‘eyes on the street’.”

The application comes after Nottingham City Council recently gave the go-ahead to the redevelopment of the nearby Forest Mill and Radford Mill sites for a huge 600-apartment residential scheme.