£10m allocated to substation for 36-acre development

The developer behind the £1bn regeneration at The Island Quarter in Nottingham, Conygar, has spent almost £10m on a new substation.

The substation, set to be energised this week, will power the 36-acre site.

When completed, the development will include 1,600 new homes and office/lab space, accommodating up to 6,000 people.

This investment includes a new substation and a range of infrastructure enhancements, such as modifications to the road junction of Great Northern Close and London Road.

Richard Watson of The Island Quarter’s project delivery team said: “With a regeneration project of the scale of The Island Quarter, making sure that there is enough capacity in the power grid to ensure the smooth operation of the development is mission critical.

“Conygar is making this investment to ensure the longevity of the site and ensure that its power requirements are met not just now, but into the future as well. At a time when there are significant challenges in providing electricity supplies to major development sites through the UK, a site with its own live power source is a rarity – let alone one the scale of The Island Quarter.”