Transforming Nottingham's Broadmarsh Area

Nottingham City Council has unveiled wide-ranging plans to dramatically transform and regenerate the Broadmarsh area of Nottingham city centre.

Background information about the transformation of the Broadmarsh area

What Are the Plans?

The plans include:

  • Redevelopment of the shopping centre by intu to create a modern destination for customers to shop, eat, relax and socialise throughout the day and evening; including the introduction of a cinema complex
  • The transformation of the Broadmarsh car park building to modernise parking facilities, the bus station and create new cafés and retail opportunities which spill out onto Collin Street and Carrington Street
  • The creation of a new public space on Collin Street
  • The pedestrianisation of (upper) Carrington Street, between the new public space on Collin Street and Canal Street
  • The creation of a brand new flagship Skills Hub for the city by New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham to the east of Middle Hill, which will serve nearly 20,000 students
  • Linking this part of the city to Nottingham Castle which will be transformed into a world-class destination, hosting 400,000 visitors annually

These developments, which collectively represent a £250m investment in the city, are expected to boost the local economy by over £1billion per decade, create nearly 3,000 jobs for local people and attract an extra three million people a year to the city, bringing with them an estimated £25m increase in spending.

Broadmarsh exhibition Boards from December 2015 announcement.

Why is it proposed to transform the Broadmarsh area?

The Broadmarsh area proposals will create a transformed southern gateway to the city, which will:

  • Boost the local economy by £1.1 billion per decade
  • Create 2,900 more jobs (with local training and recruitment)
  • Attract three million more annual visitors to experience new retail, education, and leisure facilities
  • Restore the city centre profile and reputation (putting it in the top 5 retail destinations outside London)
  • Bring £25 million extra spend to the city per year
  • Improve 1,150 parking spaces
  • See a new Skills Hub built for 18,750 students
  • Link this part of the city to Nottingham Castle which will be transformed into a world-class destination, hosting 400,000 visitors annually, through a £24m scheme
  • Improve and modernise bus stops and the Broadmarsh bus station for thousands of passengers

How long will the transformation of the Broadmarsh take and how will the improvements be carried out?

What would the proposed transformation of the Broadmarsh area mean for me?

As well as a redeveloped shopping centre, the transformation of the Broadmarsh Car Park and Bus Station, and the creation of a new Skills Hub, we are proposing to transform the streets in the Broadmarsh area to support and complement these developments.

The area between Nottingham Station and intu Broadmarsh would no longer be dominated by traffic, providing a better experience, environment and road safety, and reduced noise and air pollution for all. New shops, businesses and restaurants could create a vibrant, revitalised city centre destination. The proposed changes would mean:

Pedestrians

  • Easier to move around with better streets and safer crossings
  • Traffic-free public space on Collin Street and reduced traffic on Canal Street
  • Priority at crossings and better links to other destinations

Cyclists

  • Substantial reduction in traffic
  • Access to the new traffic-free public space
  • Link to the new Western Cycle Corridor, Eastern Cycle Corridor and connections to south
  • Better Citycard Cycle facilities

Bus passengers

  • Buses would move more easily through the area
  • Passengers could alight into a much more pedestrian-friendly area
  • Bus stops could be moved from Collin Street to Canal Street

Taxi passengers

  • New 24-hour taxi bay on Collin Street
  • New night-time rank outside Ocean nightclub

Motorists

  • New entrance and exit on Middle Hill
  • Collin Street would be pedestrianised and the middle section of Canal Street restricted
  • Through traffic routed onto London Road, Queen's Road, Sherrifs Way, Waterway Street West, Wilford Road and Wilford Street

Blue Badge holders

  • The improved pedestrian environment could make it safer and easier for disabled people to move around the area. Disabled spaces and a new Shopmobility facility will be available in the Broadmarsh Car Park with direct access to Collin Street

Businesses

  • New loading facilities on Greyfriar Gate and Collin Street service road and access to off-street facilities on Canal Street
  • Timed access for loading and unloading on the new Collin Street public space and on the pedestrianised section of Carrington Street

Download an information leaflet showcasing all of the benefits of the project.

Watch an interview with Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, on Transforming the Broadmarsh area below:

Latest News

October 2016 – Amendments to proposed traffic changes in the Broadmarsh area

As a result of the consultation conducted by Nottingham City Council in the Spring, amendments to the traffic changes have been proposed in a new Traffic Regulation Order consultation. These changes can be seen in the attachment below. The original proposed changes, on which consultation is now closed, can be found in the consultation leaflet from April this year.

June 2016 – Southern Relief Route works completed

Work on the new Southern Relief Route, designed to handle traffic once the Broadmarsh Roadspace Transformation is completed, have been finished on time.

The works around Wilford Street, Wilford Road, Queens Drive and Waterway Street West have improved the road surface, traffic flows and the route that motorists will take once the redevelopment of the Broadmarsh roadspace and intu Broadmarsh Centre are completed.

October 2016 – Amendments to proposed traffic changes in the Broadmarsh area

As a result of the consultation conducted by Nottingham City Council in the Spring, amendments to the traffic changes have been proposed in a new Traffic Regulation Order consultation. These changes can be seen in the attachment below. The original proposed changes, on which consultation is now closed, can be found in the consultation leaflet from April this year.

June 2016 – Southern Relief Route works completed

Work on the new Southern Relief Route, designed to handle traffic once the Broadmarsh Roadspace Transformation is completed, have been finished on time.

The works around Wilford Street, Wilford Road, Queens Drive and Waterway Street West have improved the road surface, traffic flows and the route that motorists will take once the redevelopment of the Broadmarsh roadspace and intu Broadmarsh Centre are completed.

June 2016 – Consultation on traffic changes closes

The Traffic Regulation Order consultation has now closed. Nottingham City Council would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation with support, concerns and comments. Subject to further consultation, the objections raised by those with concerns about the scheme will be presented to Councillor Nick McDonald, portfolio holder for Development, Growth and Transport, for his decision on the scheme.

The Traffic Regulation Order consultation has now closed. Nottingham City Council would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation with support, concerns and comments. Subject to further consultation, the objections raised by those with concerns about the scheme will be presented to Councillor Nick McDonald, portfolio holder for Development, Growth and Transport, for his decision on the scheme

April 2016 - Proposed traffic changes in the Broadmarsh area

More details about proposals to transform the streets in the Broadmarsh area of Nottingham which will support the area's regeneration and help to create thousands of jobs have been announced.

The planned changes - initially outlined in December 2015 as part of an announcement to transform the Broadmarsh area of the city centre into a top-class destination for retail, leisure and education - include the pedestrianisation of Collin Street to create a new public space between the intu Broadmarsh shopping centre and a newly-refurbished Broadmarsh car park and bus station, which includes opportunities for new shops, cafes and businesses. The changes also include:

  • Improving pedestrian and cycle routes from the south with upgraded streets, safer junctions and better pedestrian flows in the area 
  • Re-routing traffic which currently uses Collin Street and Canal Street as a through-route onto the southern relief route, which has already begun to be upgraded
  • Moving buses currently stopping at Collin Street onto Canal Street, which will become two-way and restricted to general traffic, to better connect with the transformed bus station 
  • Creating cycling opportunities to link into other cycling routes being developed in the city as part of the £6.1m Cycle City scheme

Have your say on the proposed traffic changes

A Traffic Regulation Order consultation has now begun. To find out detailed information on the proposed changes please download the consultation leaflet and related proposed traffic alterations map. To view and comment on the proposed traffic regulation orders online visit www.nottinghamtraffweb.co.uk.

January 2016 - Work starts on Wilford Road and Wilford Street to help transform the Broadmarsh area

Nottingham City Council started work on Wilford Road and Wilford Street on Friday 22 January as part of its £250 million plan to transform and regenerate the Broadmarsh area.

The alterations will enable the proposed regeneration of the Broadmarsh area while, at the same time, enhancing safety for pedestrians and cyclists and improving access to the city's wider cycle network. Find out more about the proposals by downloading the information leaflet.

From 5:30am on Monday 25 January until the end of June there will be no right turn from Waterway Street West to Wilford Road and, between 9:30am and 3:30pm from Monday to Friday and between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, there will be various lane restrictions in this area. 

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Contact us

If you have any general enquiries or comments about this project please email us at broadmarsh.area@nottinghamcity.gov.uk. You can also keep up to date by signing up to our Broadmarsh Stay Connected e-newsletter. To sign up please visit the website.

Contact Us

Planning and Building Control LH Box 5 Loxley House Station Street Nottingham NG2 3NG United Kingdom Email the Regeneration team
Tel: 0115 876 4447

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