Archive by category Libraries

Broadmarsh Car Park development marks significant milestone

Broadmarsh Car Park development marks significant milestone

Construction of the new Broadmarsh Library, Car Park and Bus Station will reach a significant milestone this week, as installation of building foundations begins. As demolition and site preparation is now fully complete, Galliford Try, the contractor, will begin the process of piling, which inserts concrete columns into the ground to support the steel frame […]

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StoryParks helps celebrate the legacy of our own fantastic Mr Fox

StoryParks helps celebrate the legacy of our own fantastic Mr Fox

The StoryParks project is less than a month from launch. July and August will see a five-week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, activities and games take place in five of Nottingham city’s Green Flag parks. The city council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society – known as The Nottingham – for […]

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Internationally acclaimed architects appointed to design Nottingham’s new Central Library

Internationally acclaimed architects appointed to design Nottingham’s new Central Library

Nottingham’s new Central Library is to be designed by an award-winning architectural firm with a proven track record of delivering renowned national libraries across the country, the City Council has announced. FaulknerBrowns Architects were successful in a competitive tender process to design the new Central Library, to be located in the new Broadmarsh Car Park […]

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Performing Arts Library sweeps the board

Performing Arts Library sweeps the board

Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service (NPALS) has taken centre stage in the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, UK & Ireland (IAML) Awards. It has won the Excellence Award for Music Libraries 2019 for its innovative work to provide music and drama groups with an outstanding, cost-effective regional loans service for music […]

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Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a redeveloped library in Sherwood at no cost to local council taxpayers are taking shape. The site on Spondon Street off Mansfield Road in the heart of Sherwood is owned by the City Council, and includes former social services offices, public toilets, a car park and three retail units, as well as the […]

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Specialist designers to be appointed for new Nottingham Central Library

Specialist designers to be appointed for new Nottingham Central Library

Nottingham City Council is to seek an architect and led design team with specialist experience of designing public libraries for its proposed new Central Library in the Broadmarsh area. This announcement to recruit specialist designers for the new Central Library follow on from a series of major milestones for the Broadmarsh area in 2019. Work […]

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Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham City Council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society, also known as The Nottingham, on an innovative new project aimed to get more young families developing their reading and mathematical skills in the beautiful settings of the city’s parks. The StoryParks project is a seven week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, […]

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Monsters are on the loose in Nottingham City Libraries! Fun, free activity for families this half-term

Monsters are on the loose in Nottingham City Libraries! Fun, free activity for families this half-term

Half-term is rapidly approaching in Nottingham (18 – 22 February) and friendly monsters are here to entertain children across the city. Parents can take their little monsters to any of the fifteen Nottingham City libraries to take part in the Big Monster Hunt. Kids find the hidden monsters using the activity sheet, decode their secret […]

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Broadmarsh regeneration programme takes a step closer

Broadmarsh regeneration programme takes a step closer

The much-anticipated redevelopment of intu Broadmarsh and the new Broadmarsh Car Park development took a step closer today, after councillors gave the schemes the green light. The decision to proceed was agreed by councillors at the City Council’s Executive Board meeting. intu’s board have also agreed to go ahead, which now means contracts can be […]

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