Nottingham City Council set up an independent Advisory Group to build on its ‘Big Conversation’ consultation to reimagine the derelict Broadmarsh shopping centre. Heatherwick Studio, led by the world-renowned and highly-acclaimed British designer Thomas Heatherwick, and Stories, a leading socially responsible development company, were commissioned to work with the Advisory Group on the creative Vision for the city centre site and advise on how Nottingham can deliver the project.
The development, which the Advisory Group thinks will take ten years to fully deliver, will generate 3,000 jobs in the build and 3,000 new jobs once development is complete and create more than 750 new homes and over 400,000 sq ft of high end business and office space.
The university's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts and Chair of our Civic & Regional Committee, Jeremy Gregory, sits on the Advisory Group and gives his insight into the significance of the project:
As Chair of the University’s Civic & Regional Committee, I have had the huge pleasure of representing the university on the Greater Broad Marsh Advisory Group. Many alumni will no doubt remember the Broadmarsh shopping centre, bus station, and car park, which was built in the early 1970s, and during its construction many historically important caves and cellars were rediscovered and then preserved by residents and archaeologists.