Major mixed-use scheme on site of former police and fire station takes a step closer

How the scheme could look

Plans to build a huge mixed-use scheme near Nottingham Trent University have taken a step closer.

Turley, on behalf of student accommodation provider, has submitted a pre-application screening request to Nottingham City Council which outlines the demolition of the city’s former Central Fire Station and Police Station, and the development of 987 student beds along with a gym, dance studio, games and cinema facilities and outdoor spaces for students – as well as new public facilities on a block bound by Shakespeare Street to the north; North Church Street to the east; Burton Street to the south; and South Sherwood Street to the west.

The plans also include a double-height, two-level, publicly accessible Market Food Hall on the corner of Shakespeare Street and north Church Street, with space for around 500 diners.

The plans were first revealed at the beginning of May, with Vita launching a public consultation on the scheme.

Vita will be offering two types of student accommodation Vita Student – self-contained studio apartments – and House of Social – predominantly 4 and 6 bed sharing apartments.