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New homes, grade A office space, creative market space in plans for Boots Island site

July 3rd 2018

by The Business Desk

Plans for a huge mixed-use scheme on a long-neglected 40-acre city centre site have been submitted to Nottingham City Council.

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“We’ve taken a wider view than previous plans for this site. Our scheme is easier to phase, and because we don’t have any debt, we have cash in the bank that can be deployed on the site.”

Christopher Ware of Conygar
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“It’s been widely-publicised that there is a lack of Grade A office space in the city centre of Nottingham. The city has lost out to other cities when it’s come to large inward investment requirements. There is also lack of high-quality hotel space in Nottingham. We’re talking to a number of operators, as there’s a real gap in the market in the city.”

Christopher Ware

“We’ve been working hard in the background, and our aim is to get a spade in the ground early in 2019. The timescale to complete the full project will depend on market demand. What we have here is an opportunity to create something different on a site that has been neglected for 20 years. Our feeling is that Nottingham hasn’t punched its own weight – this development will help the city do that.”

Christopher Ware

“We are very pleased to see a planning application submitted for this significant site within the city centre. It's one of a number of planned schemes that forms part of the Southern Gateway and will breathe new life into a site which has sat unloved for many years.”

Lorraine Baggs, head of inward investment at Invest in Nottingham

“This scheme forms an integral part of Nottingham’s Southern Gateway and we will be creating new places to live, work and play – creating a new community within the city centre. Our plans for a mixed-use scheme including homes, retail, office, creative and leisure spaces will complement the other development happening in the city; we are delighted to see this important scheme taking a step forwards.”

Greg Miller-Cheevers of Lavignac

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