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Meeting Mr Nottingham - an interview with Lace Market and Creative Quarter visionary Mich Stevenson

Invest Interview

Nowadays, the eastside of Nottingham city centre is thriving, bursting with beautiful architecture, plenty of interesting and independent retail and hospitality options, and a hive for creativity. But before Mich Stevenson came along, that wasn't the case. We caught up with him to find out more about how his influence impacted The Creative Quarter for the better.

Published January 12th

“I was determined. Since I started it, it's been a labour of love all the way through. I just love the buildings. What a tragedy if they'd have pulled them down. They were proposing to put part of the inner-city ring road through here.”

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From the Castle to the Creative Quarter

To encourage locals and visitors alike to explore all of Nottingham, from the Castle in the west to the Creative Quarter in the east, we've put together a number of suggested walks on Google Maps, pinpointing some of our favourite sights, our greatest independent shops, and the best places to eat and drink.

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The CQ offers free business support to creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire via The Big House

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Available Units in Sneinton Market

The Creative Quarter does not manage the units at Sneinton Market. Please register your interest in renting a unit by emailing Nottingham City Council.

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Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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