Plans unveiled for Nottingham’s Broad Marsh development

24th May 2024 | Jack Oliver

Nottingham City Council has unveiled the masterplan for the transformation of the Broad Marsh area to create a mixed-use development.

The masterplan follows on from the Broad Marsh Vision, and looks to create opportunities to live and work in the area whilst bringing in investment and employment for local businesses.

Key elements of the Broad Marsh Vision include the creation of over 215,000 sq ft of office, commercial, and leisure space, new public realm, and over 1,000 new homes.

The plan also involves the retention of a former shopping centre’s structural frame to provide opportunities for new spaces including an NHS Community Diagnostics Centre and a visitor attraction.

The masterplan has been created by international architecture and design practice BDP and property advisor JLL, after their appointment by Nottingham City Council.

Sitting at the heart of Nottingham City Council’s £4bn regeneration programme, the Broad Marsh has already seen the development of a new central library, car park, and bus station, as well as a new Nottingham College city hub.

The masterplan was unveiled at a Nottingham event at UKREiiF last night, hosted by Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s Invest in Nottingham.

David Rudlin, director of Urban Design, which is overseeing the Broad Marsh masterplan, said:“ This project represents a pivotal moment for the city of Nottingham.  Building on previous work, we have created a viable scheme that will deliver a lively and creative new urban quarter breathing new life into this important city centre site.  We are also seeking sustainable solutions on how to reuse part of the shopping centre’s existing concrete frame to support the development of a range of new spaces that will offer services that will benefit the community.”

Phil Farrell, JLL’s development director for the Midlands added: “JLL have been supporting Nottingham City Council for a number of years on Broad Marsh. We were delighted to work with BDP, a world class master planner, to bring this concept to life. Broad Marsh is one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the UK today, and certainly the most transformative.  It sits at the very centre of the city connecting the retail core and office quarter to the emerging areas around the railway station and river.  Broad Marsh will become the heart of the city; delivering a modern employment, residential and leisure experience, sensitively integrated into world famous heritage. JLL are proud to have been involved in ensuring this master plan is both aspirational and commercially viable.”


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