Kickstarting one of the largest transformation projects in Nottingham
- A kick-start for the reimagining of Nottingham’s iconic Broadmarsh Centre site
- Transformational project for the region
- One of the largest regeneration areas in any UK city
The site prior to demolition in Spring 2021
Our team in the Midlands have been appointed by Nottingham City Council to prepare the Broadmarsh Centre site in the city centre for future development by knocking down the North West section of the existing half-demolished structure.
Nottingham City Council took control of Broadmarsh last year following the collapse into administration of intu, which was behind the original redevelopment plans. Since then the council has secured £8 million from D2N2, the Local Enterprise Partnership, via the Getting Building Fund, along with a further £4 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.
Procured through the Scape Major Works Framework, works will see the demolition of the remaining North-West part of the former shopping centre. This will see the area from the NCP Arndale Car Park to the currently covered right of way connecting Lister Gate and Collin Street demolished, which will enable a new and wider pedestrian street that improves the busy north-south route into the city centre that used by over two million people a year
Nottingham City Council will also use the Getting Building funding to produce a new masterplan to transform the whole of the former Broadmarsh Centre, while a further £4 million from the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund will be used to create the new safe and attractive open street between Lister Gate and Collin Street that we will also be delivering.
Nick Heath, Director of Delivery at Willmott Dixon, said:
“Re-imaging the Broadmarsh space will be a critical factor in driving Nottingham’s growth for many years and we are delighted that our skills have been called in to play a part in this crucial next step. As a local business ourselves with an office close to the site, we’ll be ensuring that Nottingham-based businesses benefit from this work as we join forces with Scape to create a bright new future for the city.”
Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said:
“The Broadmarsh Centre is one of the largest regeneration areas in any UK city, and presents us with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to renew our city centre and our city’s character.
“It makes sense to take this opportunity to start to demolish this part of the shopping centre now rather than try to modernise and rebuild it. This removes part of the barrier the shopping centre created in the city centre and will be far more welcoming to residents, visitors and workers coming in to Nottingham than the current ‘patio doors.’
“This first phase of demolition is the start of our plans to redevelop this area, opening up the city centre and extending the excellent new public open spaces being built on Sussex Street, Collin Street and Carrington Street.”
Mark Robinson, SCAPE Group Chief Executive, said:
“The demolition of the remaining Broadmarsh Centre site marks the start of a transformative plan to regenerate the area and breathe new life into its surrounding communities. By accelerating the project through our framework, Nottingham City Council has been able to respond to intu’s collapse and plot a new course for the centre’s future.
“The combined experience of Willmott Dixon and the Council will ensure the area better serves residents and visitors whilst creating value for the local economy.”