Major Hockley mixed-use scheme gets planning

The site on Goose Gate will include around 100 student beds

Nottingham City Council has green lit plans to redevelop a disused building in the heart of Hockley and turn it into a mixed-use scheme.

Clarendon Nottingham – a partnership between Aon and developer Bmor – was given the go-ahead to transform the site at 38-46 Goose Gate at a planning committee meeting this afternoon (17 August).

The building was most recently used as a restaurant.

The ground floor of the redeveloped site will include 3,000 sq ft of commercial space below reconfigured and refurbished upper floors.

Its heritage frontage will be preserved and enhanced with new shopfronts and windows.

Some 100 student beds and a new building on the adjacent Woolpack Lane are also included in the plans.

Leonard Design has been appointed as architect on the scheme.

John Morgan, director at Leonard Design, told “Given all of the investment and redevelopment activity in Sneinton, this is such an important site in the city on the route between the Market Square and Sneinton Market.

“It has been a pleasure for our team to work with such a proactive developer to take this building of historic significance – which has sat empty and near derelict for many years – and bring it back into active use.

“Hockley is such a vibrant place at the moment. We need to work with the Nottingham BID and Invest in Nottingham along with the City Council to draw that vibrancy down through Hockley and link it into Sneinton, where the Creative Quarter is working hard to create a strong part of the city.

“Across the city centre, through the Heritage Action Zones, we have seen the positive impact of restoring historic shopfronts, and we are delighted to be restoring this beautiful and grand building on Goose Gate.”

Morgan added: “This development also supports the strategy to make Woolpack Lane, which has often been considered a ‘back street’, into an active street – again, strengthening footfall across the city.

“Thank you to the planning committee for the positive feedback today.”