Restoration work to be carried out on Carrington Street and Station Street’s historic buildings thanks to Heritage Scheme

Townscape Heritage Scheme

A grant has been awarded as part of the City Council’s Townscape Heritage Scheme to repair and restore key elements of two historic buildings on Station Street and Carrington Street.

Funding has been awarded for the former Police Station on 3-9 Station Street and The Gresham Hotel on Carrington Street.

Image: Former Police station entrance on Station Street

Funding will go towards repairs to the buildings frontage on Station Street, which includes the stone entrance (just to the side of Tesco Express) and the upper floor windows. Tesco Express occupy part of the building, but this does not form part of the funding award.

The former Gresham Hotel on Carrington Street will see repair works to the stained glass canopy.

Image: The former Gresham Hotel on Carrington Street

In 2016 the Heritage Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Heritage Fund) awarded £682,400 to Nottingham City Council for the 5 year Heritage Scheme which provides grants to eligible owners or tenants of a historic buildings in the Carrington Street area, of up to 67% of the costs of building repair or other Townscape Heritage works, such as the reinstatement of a traditional shop-fronts.

Since the scheme started, a number of buildings in the Carrington Street area have benefited from the scheme, which include The Barley Twist, The Urban Room at 38 Carrington Street and Hopkinsons on Station Street.

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing and Chair of the Townscape Heritage Grants Panel, Cllr Linda Woodings, said: “Nottingham is steeped in history and, with help from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this scheme is helping to transform the Carrington Street area back into the impressive gateway it once was.

“The south side of the city centre is undergoing a major transformation and Carrington Street is one of the first views visitors see when traveling into the city. This scheme is not only helping to improve the look of this busy pedestrian route, but is also helping to preserve and restore some important historical features, which might have been lost otherwise.

“We are proud of Nottingham’s past and ambitious for its future and heritage led regeneration is a great way to restore the city’s historic character, boost tourism and create jobs.”

Jonathan Platt, Head of National Lottery Heritage Fund East Midlands “Thanks to National Lottery players, Nottingham’s main public gateway is being brought back to its former glory. We’re delighted to support the Carrington Street Area Townscape Heritage Scheme’s ambition to put Nottingham’s proud heritage at the heart of its future regeneration”.

The scheme is still open to expression of interests for grant funding. More information can be found by visiting www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/CarringtonStreetTH

About Carrington Street Area Townscape Heritage Scheme

£682,400 of Heritage Lottery Funding has been awarded for a Townscape Heritage scheme in the Carrington Street area of Nottingham. The scheme will run from 2016 to March 2021.

The scheme provides grants to eligible owners or tenants of a historic buildings on Carrington Street or Station Street, of up to 67% of the costs of building repair or other townscape heritage works, such as the reinstatement of a traditional shop-fronts.

About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. www.heritagefund.org.uk.

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