Client Conygar Nottingham Ltd
Location Nottingham, UK
Status Planning submitted
Jestico + Whiles has designed the first two phases of the 40 hectare Island Quarter masterplan in Nottingham, one of the largest developments in Nottingham for decades.
The island site is home to layers of history from Nottingham’s industrial and manufacturing past, with remnants of Victorian stations and railway lines as well as historic canals an waterways. It was the original site of the original Boots The Chemist.
These phases will kick-start a major regeneration just outside the city centre with a collection of landmark mixed-use buildings, set amongst a network of public squares, parks and waterways.
The initial phase comprises The Pavilion, a canal side restaurant and events space, and a new public square incorporating a sculptural bandstand for hosting live music and theatre.
The second phase will see the delivery of a ground-breaking 45,000 sqm mixed-used complex featuring a hotels, long stay suites, BTR residential, co-working, indoor food market, gym and retail all under one roof – providing both a major destination, and the beating heart of the future masterplan.
The cohesive architectural vision for both phases acknowledges, references and reinterprets the rich and layered of the site and the city of Nottingham, drawing inspiration from the architecture of T.C. Hine, designer the Victorian train station and warehouse buildings on the site, as well as the nearby historic Lace Market.