Plans have been submitted for an ambitious new mixed-use development in Nottingham’s biggest suburb.
Broxtowe Borough Council has entered a planning application for the second phase of the Beeston Square development, which will consist of 120 new homes, a cinema and a number of new food and drink outlets.
The formal application has been made following a public consultation on the designs, with more than 150 local residents giving their views on the plans.
Councillor Richard Jackson, Leader of the Council for Broxtowe Borough Council said: “The second phase of the Beeston Square development has been shaped by what local residents have told us they want to see in the area and this is reflected in the planning application submitted.
“The plans have got people talking and everyone is excited to see the next stage of the development.”
The two-acre site sits alongside the recently extended tram network and aims to revitalise Beeston’s night-time economy by driving increased footfall to the town from the local and surrounding communities.
Councillor Jackson added: “Our recent consultation on the plans showed local people were supportive of the plans and some of the observations have been addressed as part of the fine-tuning of the planning application.”
Subject to planning, the scheme – which has been developed by Nottingham-based Leonard Design Architects and marketed by agents HEB and JLL – is expected to start onsite in spring 2019.
John Morgan, Director at Leonard Design Architects, says: “This project is a real opportunity to do something different and create a buzz in central Beeston, especially at night time.
“The development acts as a gateway into the town centre, especially with its close proximity to the bus and tram interchange, so we worked closely with Broxtowe Borough Council and potential occupiers to create a striking contemporary design.
“We’ve also focused on high quality public realm with hard and soft landscaping to create vibrant, interesting public spaces for the people of Beeston and those arriving into town.”