Regeneration News January 2018
Do you know about the Growth Hub?
Are you missing out on finance, grants, mentoring and many other areas of FREE business support?
You should speak to the D2N2 Growth Hub Nottingham team.
The D2N2 Growth Hub works proactively with businesses across Nottingham to ensure you are accessing the many areas of support available. This includes grants, loans, investment, business planning, mentor programmes, innovation support, recruitment, internships, graduates, training, free workshops and more.
On signing up to the Growth Hub, an account manager will meet with you to get to know your business, discuss business opportunities as well as any issues that you might face and to refer you into support. This service is FREE for Small to Medium Businesses.
To sign up or to find out more please email Danny.Sneddon@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Noticed something different on Collin Street?
Earlier in January, the bridges joining intu Broadmarsh with the old Broadmarsh Car Park were removed overnight, meaning the final phases of the car park demolition can take place. Staff from GF Tomlinson and AR Demolition worked tirelessly through the nights of Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January to remove the near-50 year old bridges and lower them into the demolition compound.
The bridges were immediately broken down on site, ready to be recycled and cleared out of the way for the demolition to continue.
You can see sped up videos of the bridges being removed below. Demolition is expected to complete towards the end of March 2018, with tenders being submitted now to rebuild the car park.
Next phase in Broadmarsh roadworks to begin
Works to improve the Broadmarsh area continue, with junction improvements to take place from Monday 12 February to improve traffic flow on the Southern Relief Route – the main diversion route during the works.
Work at the Waterway Street/Wilford Road and Castle Meadow Road/Wilford Road junctions will take approximately 8 weeks. To minimise traffic disruption, the works will take place during off peak hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday, with some weekend work with turning restrictions in the area. This will involve no right turns from Waterway Street to Wilford Road on all weekends, with no ahead provision from Queen’s Drive to Wilford Road on the weekends of 3-4 March, 10-11 March and 24-25 March.
When completed, this route will improve traffic flow by providing extra capacity at the two junctions on the Southern Relief Route, which is becoming a more important route in the city as a result of changes in the Broadmarsh area.
For more information, please visit www.betterbroadmarsh.com
Planning in for Nottingham Science Park expansion
The Planning Application for the new building on Nottingham Science Park Enterprise Zone was submitted in December 2017 and will be taken to Planning Committee in spring 2018.
The proposal is for a 3 storey building with Grade A office space for research and development use.
The plans include a reception, café, meeting and events space to provide a platform for the Science sector to meet, share expertise, close to the University of Nottingham and Boots, and in one of the UK’s designated Science Cities.
A new cycle and footbridge are to be built this autumn linking Nottingham Science Park through to the Boots Campus.
Grant funding available to preserve the city’s history
If you are the owner, leaseholder or tenant of a historic building in the Old Market Square, Lace Market or Sneinton Market Conservation Area, funding could be available for conservation-led repairs and improvements under the council’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) and Conservation Area Grants scheme.
For further information and details please see the below link, otherwise please Contact the HAZ Officer, Emma Hancock: Tel 0115 876 4471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org