Plans to demolish the Broadmarsh car park and bus station to make way for a replacement building were today (June 1) approved by Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board.
The structure is being replaced as part of a wider £250million regeneration of Nottingham’s Broadmarsh area, also seen as the ‘southern gateway’ to the city centre (artist’s impression of how changes along Collin St might look, is pictured). This area takes in the intu Broadmarsh shopping centre, Nottingham’s main train station, Nottingham Castle, Canal Street and the surrounding roads network.
D2N2 – the private sector-led partnership of businesses, local authorities, skills and training providers, community and voluntary services, and others which promotes economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – is backing the Broadmarsh area regeneration. It has invested £10.3m from its Local Growth Fund allocation in improving the roads infrastructure in the area and has pledged (subject to business plan) up to £30m towards a planned Nottingham City Hub on Canal Street; a skills and training facility to be run by Nottingham College (shortly due to be created by the merger of New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham).
Nottingham City Council said the intention was for demolition of the car park building to begin mid-July (2017) and take around six months. Construction of the new car park and bus station will begin mid- 2018 and is due to be completed by the end of 2019.
Temporary alternative car parking and bus stops will be put in place. Full details are at Nottingham City Council website www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/transport-parking-and-streets/broadmarsh/