Place Projects - 14 December 2017

New Broadmarsh car park and bus station designs revealed

Designs for a new Broadmarsh car park and bus station have been unveiled, as the major scheme is submitted for planning approval.

The current car park, part of the intu Broadmarsh shopping complex, is being demolished. It will be replaced as part of a much wider £250million regeneration of Nottingham’s Broadmarsh area, also known as the ‘southern gateway’ to the city centre, which is being led by Nottingham City Council. An artist’s view of the new car park and bus station design is PICTURED.

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – 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, to be located near the new car park, on Canal Street. This skills and training facility will be run by Nottingham College .

Features detailed in the planning application for the new Broadmarsh car park and bus station development include:

  • 1,397 parking spaces – almost 250 more than in the previous car park
  • high quality retail units on Carrington Street and Collin Street
  • a welcoming bus station environment
  • three digital advertising screens
  • electric vehicle charging points on each floor.

Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the car park building so it will generate some of its own energy. A mix of natural and mechanical ventilation will ensure a circulation of clean air in the building for its customers.

As part of the plans, new retail units are proposed to face onto Collin Street and Carrington Street, which will be pedestrianised under the wider Broadmarsh plans.

A planning proposal to operate three digital screens, which will form the facade of the Broadmarsh Car Park, has also been submitted.

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “We want an appealing, modern and bright new building on the reinvigorated Broadmarsh landscape.”

He added: “These are ambitious plans and with ambition comes challenges, but I encourage people to view our proposals and give their views about the application.”

The public can comment on the designs as part of the planning application process. To visit the relevant Nottingham City Council Planning Portal website page CLICK HERE. The new designs will be considered at a meeting of the Council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday February 21, 2018.

More on the Broadmarsh area redevelopment at web link www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/transport-parking-and-streets/broadmarsh/

For further information about the work of the D2N2 LEP contact Communications Manager Sean Kirby on 0115 957 8749 or email: sean.kirby@d2n2lep.org 

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