New Grade A office space proposal in Southside area

The redevelopment of Nottingham’s Southside area, which includes the area around the train station and Broadmarsh, could continue to grow as a new Grade A office building will be presented to councillors at Executive Board on Tuesday 19 March.

The proposal by Nottingham City Council to transform a site on the south east junction of Arkwright Street and Crocus Street, Crocus Place, is set for discussion by councillors in a bid to build on the recent redevelopment announcements in the Southside area. Part of the land was used as a base of operations for the NET lines 2 and 3 construction and now sits in a key location for office space in the city.

The recent announcements of HMRC moving in to Unity Square from Summer 2021, plans to recreate the feel of Shoreditch to City Buildings on Carrington Street and a new Grade A development on Station Street have turned an area lacking in development into an appealing and desirable location. Nearby, the Broadmarsh redevelopment programme due to add to the area with a new shopping centre, car park, bus station and Central Library and Nottingham Castle currently under redevelopment.

The development would provide over 100,000 sq. ft. of office space across a number of floors, close to the train station and tram stop and close to the city centre. The modern design respects the building’s location near the historic Nottingham Station and new more modern Unity Square development, with proposals include a glass frontage around one side of the building, and the other side a combination of brick and glass offers a striking and stylish look to the building.

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of the City Council, said: “We know there is a desire for more top quality office space to bring more jobs and employees to the city and hopefully from across the Midlands. Our proposed transformation of Crocus Place will add to that being offered by Unity Square, City Buildings and Bildurn on Station Street and create a busy office quarter of the city, not just in office space but in the look of the building.

“We are confident that this new development will be a great success and addition to the Nottingham landscape.”

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