Nottingham’s Boot Island redevelopment scheme is to be recommended for outline planning permission next month (April) by Conygar Investment Company PLC
The 40-acre former Boots Island site is to be transformed into new homes, grade A office space, creative market space, a hotel, retail and a ‘linear’ park and community space with student accommodation.
Conygar has been working closely with Nottingham City Council for more than a year to bring the best scheme possible to the city.
After decades of the site laying undeveloped, Councillor Jon Collins, leader of Nottingham City Council and Paul Seddon, director of planning and regeneration say that they are ready to recommend the Island Site for planning approval at April’s planning committee and looking forward to working closely with the developer to help make the scheme a success.
The announcement to recommend the Island Site for outline planning was made today at MIPIM – the world’s largest property showcase in Cannes where investors and developers from around the globe gather to do business.
Robert Ware of Conygar said: “This is a crucial site for the city because it will generate hundreds of jobs – both during and after the build but we will be creating much needed grade A office space which will attract key employers to the city.
“The scheme will undoubtedly boost the local economy and assist in elevating Nottingham’s profile even further as one of the UK’s key regional cities for investors and employers.
“Nottingham is a vibrant and creative city where several exciting developments are taking place and our plans for the 40-acre site are a key part of this regeneration. We believe this is a unique development which will help to elevate Nottingham’s position in the Midlands and the UK.”
Councillor Collins said: “We are already working with Conygar to help make the development a success and, once outline planning permission is in place, we will be ready to increase that work in order to help make the Island Site a high quality and vibrant part of the city that Nottingham deserves.”