Restoration of Carrington Street building given the go-ahead

Permission has been granted for plans from Rayner Davies Architects to restore an historic building on Carrington Street in central Nottingham.

Working in partnership with property consultants Bruton Knowles, the proposals aim to fully renovate Gordon House, the 93-year-old building at 12 Carrington Street in line with the Townscape Heritage Scheme.

The proposal includes plans to rejuvenate the frontage of the building, reinstating the fully-glazed windows that were in place in the 1920s when it was a furniture retailer of some repute and then an early car showroom selling popular British vehicles including MG and Wolseley in the late 1920s.

The ground floor will host 356 sq m of retail space.

Upstairs the office space will continue to be occupied by Bhatia Best Solicitors who plan to create a brand-new reception area. And on the outside, cleaning and repair work will recondition the historic façade.

Rayner Davies Project Architect, Mark Welsford, previously said: “The transformation of this key approach into Nottingham is already underway and with visible results. Plans to further improve the areas around Station Street and Carrington Street are vital to connect with the new works underway around the Broadmarsh car park and bus station.

“The Townscape Heritage Scheme has been instrumental in encouraging local businesses to undertake substantial improvement works to significant buildings on this important thoroughfare.”