News - 07 August 2017

Milestones reached in Nottingham city centre’s £250million ‘Southern Gateway’ redevelopment

Nottingham city centre developments are taking significant steps forward, as part of a wider £250million strategy backed by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The Broadmarsh area of Nottingham city centre – encompassing Nottingham railway station, Station Street, the intu Broadmarsh centre and surrounding roads – is known as the ‘Southern Gateway’. It is undergoing a long term, major redevelopment set to cost an estimated £250million.

Two key parts of the overall development have now taken significant steps forward:

  • Broadmarsh car park, part of the intu Broadmarsh centre, closes today (August 7). It is set to be demolished and another car park built to replace it, due to be completed by the end of 2019.
  • An official tender notice has been published to find a main contractor to build the Nottingham City Hub on Canal Street, near the intu Broadmarsh centre. The skills and training facility, to be run by Nottingham College (formed by the June 2017 merger of New College Nottingham and Central College) is set to open on-site by September 2020. Its £60m cost is due to be covered by £19m from Nottingham City Council, College funds and up to £30m from D2N2 (subject to the College’s detailed business plan).

D2N2 – which works with business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community and voluntary organisations to boost the economy of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire – has already invested £10.3million into the Southern Gateway works, via its Local Growth Fund (LGF) allocation. Further LGF investment is indicated for the Nottingham City Hub (as mentioned above) subject to its business plan.

The Southern Gateway project also includes:

  • redevelopment of the intu Broadmarsh shopping centre; (artist impression pictured)
  • creation of a new public space on Collin Street, which will be pedestrianised;
  • pedestrianisation of (upper) Carrington Street;
  • better linking of Nottingham Castle to the city, with investment improving the Castle’s visitor offer.

Commenting on the publication of the Nottingham City Hub contract tender notice, D2N2 Chief Executive David Ralph said: “Nottingham has ambitious plans to increase economic growth and the prosperity of its communities, and deliver a step change in the skills of local residents.

“The publication of this invitation to tender for the new Nottingham City Hub marks a definitive step to help create a College of and for the city. I am confident it will provide a real opportunity to develop the skills local employers need. Working in partnership with schools, local employers, our universities and other skills providers, Nottingham City Hub will help raise productivity, leading to improved opportunities and quality of life for Nottingham’s citizens.”

More information on the D2N2 LEP’s Local Growth fund allocation can be found on its website at

Further information on the Broadmarsh car park and bus station redevelopments can be found at

For more information on the Nottingham City Hub, visit:

For More Information on the above release, please contact:

Sean Kirby

D2N2 Communications Manager

01159 578749

 D2N2 logo CMYK

Sam Burbage

D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer

01159 578254

Find us on:


Latest News & Events

19 July 2024

Local Business Support boosted with launch of Early Stage Angel Investment Fund

Read Article

21 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: Scott Knowles, Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber, on the D2N2 LEP transition and East Midlands devolution

Read Article

11 June 2024

The D2N2 LEP staff team joins the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA)

Read Article

07 June 2024

Becky Rix, Marketing Director at Roadgas, explains why Roadgas is a proud member of the East Midlands Hydrogen Consortium

Read Article

05 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: D2N2 LEP Board Member Natasha Johnson, Director of Partnerships at Global Entrepreneurs UK

Read Article

05 June 2024

Free Expert Business Advice and Support available through East Midlands Chamber’s Accelerator Programme

Read Article

03 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: D2N2 LEP Board Member Professor Edward Peck CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President, Nottingham Trent University

Read Article

24 May 2024

Focus on the East Midlands: our time is NOW!

Read Article

24 May 2024

D2N2 LEP CEO, Will Morlidge, shares our East Midlands Hydrogen ambitions at UKREiiF

Read Article

24 May 2024

East Midlands Freeport and Freeport East Sign Green Freight Corridor Initiative at UKREiiF

Read Article

Get in touch.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
8 Experian Way


Our Partners