Plans revealed for demolition work on £100m regeneration site

Original plans for the scheme were revealed in 2019

Plans to demolish a group of commercial buildings right next to Nottingham railway station have been submitted to the city council which could pave the way for a huge £100m mixed-use scheme on the site.

Developer MRP put forward plans in 2019 for the site at the top of Queens Road in Notitngham city centre that would bring forward a 170-bed hotel, hundreds of new homes and student housing.

The plans included:

-an 8-storey hotel fronting onto Queen’s Road, with approximately 170 bedrooms;
-a 12-storey student accommodation building on the north of the site, providing 392 student bed spaces; and
-a 22-storey apartment development in the north-east corner providing 166 privately rented homes

Although the demolition plans fail to mention the hotel element of the scheme, the student accommodation and apartments appear to remain part of the vision for the site.

In 2019, national planning and development consultancy Lichfields was appointed by the developer to deliver the planning consent, and the parties held a public consultation on the proposals

Lichfields planning director Ian Kettlewell said: “This development displays investor confidence in Nottingham and plays a key part in the regeneration of the Canal Quarter.

“The creation of this landmark development will showcase Nottingham as an ambitious and forward-thinking city with aspirations for growth and redevelopment reflected in high-quality, ambitious architecture.”

When the plans were originally published, MRP said some 485 jobs a year would be supported during construction, 735 supply chain jobs a year supported during construction, 45 full-time equivalent jobs associated with the operation of the hotel and 205 full-time jobs a year supported by increased expenditure locally, says MRP.

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