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Nottingham approves regeneration scheme

Words: Laura Edgar
Illustrative image of Boots Island development / Conygar Investment Company PLC

Nottingham City Council’s planning committee has granted outline planning permission for a proposal to transform the derelict Boots Island site.

Conygar Investment Company plc, which bought the 40-acre site in 2016, plans to build a mixed-use development on it. The proposal was supported by 12 votes to one by the committee.

The plans include:

  • 17,274 square metres of creative market uses;
  • 58,885 square metres of class B1 office space;
  • 91,888 square metres of residential space – more than 900 flats;
  • 27,030 square metres of student accommodation – 666 beds;
  • a 8,118-square metre hotel; and
  • 1,796 car parking spaces.

Christopher Ware of Conygar said: “This is a long-term phased project which is likely to take up to 10 years to complete and will create hundreds of jobs in the region before and after the building work.

“Nottingham is a vibrant and creative city where several exciting developments are taking place and our plans for the site are a key part of this regeneration. We believe this is a unique development which will help to elevate Nottingham’s position in the Midlands and the UK.”

Paul Seddon, director of planning and regeneration at the city council: added: “Now outline planning is in place we will continue to work very closely with Conygar to ensure the progress of this hugely important scheme for the city. It’s our priority to help make the Island site a high-quality and vibrant part of the city that Nottingham deserves.’

Work is expected to start on site during 2019, with the first phase of office and homes set to be complete by 2020, said Conygar.

Image credit | Conygar Investment Company PLC