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Broad Marsh masterplan with 1000 homes, offices and commercial space unveiled.


Broad Marsh masterplan with 1000 homes, offices and commercial space unveiled.

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​The masterplan for how the Broad Marsh area could look once work is completed on its four-billion-pound regeneration has been unveiled by Nottingham City Council. The area, between the train station and the city centre, has been the subject of speculation for years after the old Broadmarsh shopping centre was torn down in 2020.

As part of the work, 1000 new homes are set to be built as well as 2500 jobs created and around 20,000 square metres of office, commercial and leisure space. And there'll be a new NHS "Community Diagnostic Centre" in the area, where MRI, CT, x-ray, ultrasound, echocardiography, ECG, and lung function testing can take place.

The extent of the work is revealed in a brand-new CGI flyover video showing what the area will look like from above. Centred around the Green Heart park, on which work is currently in progress, the footage shows a number of high-rise buildings surrounding it and plenty of shrubbery, with green roofs on many buildings.

New Nottingham City Council Leader, Cllr Neghat Khan, said: “It is exciting to see the Broad Marsh vision brought to life. The plan shows we are committed to finding a solution for Broad Marsh and attracting investment to support the transformation.

"We will continue to work with partners to find the investment and developers needed to deliver our vision. This is a significant improvement for the people of Nottingham.”

Birds-eye CGI view of planned Broad Marsh area in Nottingham city centre with buildings and green area
A view of the planned space from above, with a number of office spaces and high-rise buildings(Image: Nottingham City Council)

Work on the Green Heart central garden space is due to finish this summer. The Diagnostic Centre is set to open in Spring next year.

They will join the already regenerated Central Library, Broad Marsh bus station and Collin Street walkway and play area, all of which have opened in the past few months or years. The area sits at the heart of Nottingham City Council's £4bn regeneration project.

The Masterplan has been created by major international architecture and design practice BDP and property advisor JLL. It was unveiled at a forum on Wednesday, May 23.

Urban Design Director David Rudlin, who is overseeing the Broad Marsh Master planning process, said: “This project represents a pivotal moment for the city of Nottingham. Building on previous work, we have created a viable scheme that will deliver a lively and creative new urban quarter breathing new life into this important city centre site.

"We are also seeking sustainable solutions on how to reuse part of the shopping centre's existing concrete frame to support the development of a range of new spaces that will offer services that will benefit the community."

JLL's Phil Farrell said: "JLL have been supporting Nottingham City Council for a number of years on Broad Marsh. It is one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the UK today, and certainly the most transformative. JLL are proud to have been involved in ensuring this master plan is both aspirational and commercially viable.”

Written by: Joseph Connolly at Nottingham Post