Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Work to begin on £650m Nottingham development as planning approved

Nottingham’s biggest regeneration scheme for decades will begin in earnest in the coming weeks following the granting of planning approval for the first phase of The Island Quarter.

The plans for Canal Turn received planning consent from Nottingham City Council, with work scheduled to start on site in November.

The approved phase will include a three-storey 2,000 sq m pavilion on the waterfront, featuring two restaurants, circa 500 sq m of events space with panoramic views and a large rooftop terrace, forming the opening phase of development on the 40-acre site.

The plans also feature provision for a bandstand and a substantial area of new public realm – all of which will open up the canal basin area, enhancing one of Nottingham’s most under-utilised assets.

The first phase will also include extensive improvement works to the canal at the London Road end of the site, which will help form a focal point for The Island Quarter.

Christopher Ware, property director of Conygar, the developer behind the scheme, said: “We are delighted that planning for Canal Turn has been granted. We’ve worked closely with Nottingham City Council to progress the application and ensure that we can get started promptly on what is a landmark site not just for the city, but the region as a whole.

“Canal Turn marks the first stage of a development that will create a unique, year-round destination for the city, as well as a thriving and vibrant new community for Nottingham.”

Having been granted outline planning consent for the former Boots Island site in April 2019, the team behind the development worked closely with the city’s planning and regeneration team on the Section 106 agreement, which was signed off earlier this year.

Richard Watson, director of Conygar Nottingham, said: “Throughout this process, we’ve been committed to creating a development that reflects Nottingham and enhances its credentials as a first-rate city.

“We’ve worked closely with the city and the design team to put together these plans for a development, which will be of huge benefit to the local economy and will create thousands of jobs during the build phase and beyond.”

The overall plans for the site, which has been derelict for many years, will bring new homes, grade A office space, creative spaces, a lifestyle hotel, PRS apartments and co-working space, a ‘linear’ park and vibrant community and event space as well as student accommodation to the city.

Councillor David Mellen, leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “It’s really pleasing to see not just new developments taking place in Nottingham, but major developments like The Island Quarter and on such a huge, transformative scale.

“Not many places have the opportunity to create a new addition to their city like this, with 40 acres of land prime for redevelopment so close to the city centre. It will become a major asset to Nottingham, connecting nearby neighbourhoods to the city centre through an area long overdue for redevelopment.

“The plans to provide a mix of places to live, work and play will perfectly complement the other redevelopments across the southside area, and hopefully this first phase is a sign of the quality of the developments to come on site. We’re pleased to be working with Conygar on creating this new space for our city and like many others, I look forward to watching it change before us.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £33.60 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.






Latest news

Software firm reports 47% revenue growth and secures investment for future expansion

The Access Group, a provider of business management software to mid-market organisations which is due to open a new office at Loughborough University Science...

Watch the 2020 East Midlands Bricks Awards as it unfolds next week

On Thursday 29th October, the 2020 East Midlands Bricks Awards will take place virtually. Business Link’s annual event, the East Midlands Bricks Awards recognises development projects and people in commercial and public...

Council launches ‘Big Conversation’ on future of Broadmarsh shopping centre site

The future of a key site in Nottingham city centre is the subject of a Big Conversation being launched by the City Council, to...

Alfreton logistics company acquires neighbouring counterpart

The Silver X Group, the Alfreton-based logistics company, has acquired neighbouring logistics firm, Bow Distribution and Warehousing Limited. Bow Distribution is a warehousing and haulage company...

East Mids employment law team expands as turnover grows 23% 

Howes Percival has expanded its employment law team in response to an increase in instructions over the last year. The team has seen its turnover...

Related news

Software company acquires online school management system

IRIS Software Group, the privately held software company, has acquired iSAMS, a fully integrated online school management system. Set to grow the scope of the...

Software firm reports 47% revenue growth and secures investment for future expansion

The Access Group, a provider of business management software to mid-market organisations which is due to open a new office at Loughborough University Science...

Watch the 2020 East Midlands Bricks Awards as it unfolds next week

On Thursday 29th October, the 2020 East Midlands Bricks Awards will take place virtually. Business Link’s annual event, the East Midlands Bricks Awards recognises development projects and people in commercial and public...

Council launches ‘Big Conversation’ on future of Broadmarsh shopping centre site

The future of a key site in Nottingham city centre is the subject of a Big Conversation being launched by the City Council, to...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close