Place Projects - 25 April 2016

Exhibitions to update public on £150million intu Broadmarsh development

Two exhibitions later this week will update the public on the planned £150million redevelopment of the intu Broadmarsh shopping centre (pictured) –  which is receiving £10.4million from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The exhibitions will be held at the Broadmarsh Bus Station at the rear of the Centre, on Thursday and Friday (April 28 and 29), from 10am to 2pm daily; and will update the public on the works progress so far and what is to come. The project will redevelop the area between Nottingham Station and the Broadmarsh area, the city centre’s ‘Southern Gateway’.

D2N2 has given £10.4m for road improvements connected to the project; including lane changes on Wilford Road and Wilford Street, on which work began last January (2016). D2N2’s grant came from its £192m Local Growth Fund allocation, to be spent on aiding the development of infrastructure in its area which will encourage economic growth.

The Local Enterprise Partnership works with businesses, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community and voluntary organisations to grow the economy across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The intu Broadmarsh Southern Gateway project will create:

  • A brand new public space on Collin Street linking intu Broadmarsh with the new cafés and other commercial outlets on the ground floor of the car park building, and creating a pedestrian-friendly street,
  • High quality paving with landscaping, public art, a water feature and outdoor cafés, transforming it into a safe and attractive space for people to enjoy, capable of hosting major events in the day and night, helping to further boost the city’s reputation for hosting top-class entertainment and activities.
  • Improved pedestrian approaches from the south with upgraded streets, safer junctions and better pedestrian flows in the area,
  • Cycling opportunities to link into other cycling routes being developed in the city as part of the £6.1m D2N2-funded Cycle City scheme,
  • The re-routing of traffic currently using Collin Street and Canal Street onto London Road, Queen’s Road, Sheriffs Way and Waterway Street West; moving buses currently stopping at Collin Street onto Canal Street to better connect with the transformed bus station; and relocating the car park’s vehicle entrance/exit to Middle Hill.

When completed, in 2020, the renovation of the Southern Gateway area is expected to boost the local economy by over £1billion a year, create nearly 3,000 jobs for local people and attract an extra three million people a year to the city.

To find out more about improvements to the Broadmarsh area, click here – www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/broadmarsharea 

To find out more about D2N2’s Local Growth Fund, and to see other LGF projects, click here – www.d2n2lep.org/growth/local-growth-fund

Media wanting more information on the above article can contact Sam Burbage, Social Media and Marketing Officer at the D2N2 LEP, on 0115 9578254 or email sam.burbage@d2n2lep.org

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