Nottingham’s Broadmarsh area is benefiting from ambitious and inspiring regeneration. The £250m programme will transform Broadmarsh into a vibrant entrance to the south of the city centre. The placemaking scheme is expected to boost the local economy by £1bn over a decade, create nearly 3000 jobs for local people, and attract an extra three million people a year to the city.
The development addresses a shopping centre, car park and bus station built in the 1970s. The road layout will become pedestrian-friendly. A new car park and bus station with adjacent cafés and retail will be added, with redevelopment of the shopping centre, a new public space and a ﬂagship Skills Hub created by Nottingham College serving 20,000 students.
Faithful+Gould provided multidisciplinary services on the proposed car park repairs. Our research revealed that repair could not be recommended as a cost-effective solution. The car park demolition commenced in August 2017 and safely completed in May 2018.
Part of our ongoing project management role, in partnership with Nottingham City Council, is to collaborate with the surrounding project teams to coordinate all works in the vicinity. This is a challenging role, as projects are progressing on individual timelines. Due for completion in 2020, Broadmarsh is set to play an important part in building a more cohesive city centre.