Southside from above: new drone photography showcases Southside redevelopment in Nottingham

Nottingham's Southside area photographed from the air

New drone photography commissioned by Nottingham City Council shows the scale of the redevelopment taking place in Nottingham’s Southside area.

Taken from the Island Quarter, Broadmarsh Car Park site, Unity Square site and Loxley House on Station Street, the photos show a bird’s eye view of redevelopment which is well underway at a number of sites. Working with local drone photography company, Upper Cut Productions, progress can be seen at sites including in the Broadmarsh area, at Nottingham Castle, Unity Square, Station Street and more.

The photos also comprehensively show future development sides, including at the Island Quarter, the forthcoming Grade A office space at Crocus Place and the current Nottingham College site on Maid Marian Way, which will be vacated this summer as staff and students move to the new £58m City Hub on Canal Street.

As well as the various images from across the city, a high resolution 360° photo means the general public can take a tour round the redevelopment sites and other iconic elements of Nottingham’s skyline.

More photos will be taken as the projects continue to document progress on Nottingham’s changing landscape, providing a unique view of the £2bn, once in a generation development of Nottingham.

Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “While people are used to seeing gradual progress on the ground across the Southside area, these photos show the extent of what our ambitious plans for the area look like from above. We are proud of our redevelopment of Nottingham’s Southside area, which has already given jobs, training and professional qualifications to over 1,000 local people as they contribute to the transformation of Nottingham.

“The Broadmarsh redevelopment in particular has been long awaited and will bring new retail and leisure experiences, a fantastic new public area as we pedestrianise Collin Street, a new college building which will educate 2,000 students a year and the best children’s library in the country at our new Central Library.

“Complementing these changes are the Grade A office developments at Unity Square, Crocus Place and City Buildings; new student accommodation which will bring more people to the area; the transformation of Nottingham Castle into a world class tourist destination; and so much more already in development, soon to begin or in pre-planning discussions.”

Chris Wilkinson, Director of Upper Cut Productions, said: “We are very proud to have been asked to take these images for Nottingham City Council. It’s absolutely fascinating to see the incredible transformation of our city, and particularly from an aerial perspective.”

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