Details emerge of 2.6m sq ft Nottingham mixed-use scheme

The proposed Island site masterplan

Details have started to emerge of the first plans for the huge redevelopment of the Island site in Nottingham.

TheBusinessDesk.com has seen documents from Conygar which include a “pre-application scoping request” outlining a mixed-use development taking in some 2.6m sq ft.

This includes over a 1m sq ft of residential space, 660,000 sq ft of office space, an 87,000 sq ft hotel, 167,000 sq ft of “creative trade floor space” which will see two Grade 2 listed warehouses on the site be restored, 155,000 sq ft of student accommodation, 35,000 sq ft of retail and 1,800 car parking spaces.

Conygar bought the derelict Island site for £13.5m in December, and just before Christmas said it was almost ready to submit a planning application.

In a statement in its annual results filed in December, the firm said: ” The site provides a unique opportunity to create a new vibrant district in the centre of a major UK city and we are working closely with Nottingham City Council to deliver this exciting project.

“We expect the application to consist of a mixed-use scheme of over two million square feet which will include apartments, student housing, offices, leisure uses and associated community retail offering along with open public spaces.”

The site was formerly Boots, the Chemists’ headquarters and laboratories and has been vacant for twenty years.

A scoping request, this time submitted to Nottingham City Council, is often used to agree a project plan which will include timescales and key milestones of large projects such as the redevelopment of the Island site in Nottingham.

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