Former Nottingham lace mill to be turned into student flats

A former office building on Newdigate Street in Nottingham that was once a factory that made camouflage netting during WW II is set to be turned into student accommodation.

Nottingham City Council has given the go-ahead to Hyson Green Ltd to turn, Provident Works, a disused office building, into 56 student rooms over five floors.

Provident Works was completely refurbished in 1999 the East Midlands Development Agency secured EU money to renovate the building into nine office units.

A planning statement accompanying the planning application reads: “The proposed use of the building aims to enhance Provident Works by improving the perception and usability of the building. It is an attractive building and as such tenants will be attracted to the appearance of the building thus meaning it will be cared for and people will want to live in it and also shop and work locally in the Alfreton Road area.”

Jonathon Seddon of NG Chartered Surveyors sold the Provident Works on behalf of then landlord Nottingham Regeneration Ltd.