Contractor named for Nottingham Broadmarsh redevelopment
Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Nottingham City Council to prepare the Broadmarsh Centre site in the city centre for future development by knocking down the north-west section of the existing half-demolished structure.
The announcement comes after Nottingham City Council took control of Broadmarsh last year following the collapse into administration of intu, which was behind the original redevelopment plans.
The council has secured £8M from D2N2, the Local Enterprise Partnership, via the Getting Building Fund, along with a further £4M from the Transforming Cities Fund. It has appointed Willmott Dixon through SCAPE, the UK’s leading public sector procurement authority.
The work will help create a new and wider pedestrian street that improves the busy north-south route into the city centre that is used by over two million people a year.
Nottingham City Council will also use the Getting Building funding to produce a new masterplan to transform the whole of the former Broadmarsh Centre.
Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “The Broadmarsh Centre is one of the largest regeneration areas in any UK city, and presents us with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to renew our city centre and our city’s character.
“It makes sense to take this opportunity to start to demolish this part of the shopping centre now rather than try to modernise and rebuild it. This removes part of the barrier the shopping centre created in the city centre and will be far more welcoming to residents, visitors and workers.”