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Adams Building

The Lace Market courtyard in summer with students outside the Adams Building front entrance

Our centre in the Lace Market is made up of a number of buildings - the largest and most impressive being the iconic Adams Building.

This former lace mill from the 1800’s was once the centrepoint of the UK’s world renowned lace manufacturing industry but now it’s home to Art and Design, Fashion, Digital Design and Media, Business, Accounting, our HE Centre and many more.

The building itself is some seven floors and in our fashion and textiles rooms right at the top of the building, you can enjoy some amazing views of the city. The area has been named Nottingham’s Creative Quarter where hundreds of small creative businesses operate from. This connectivity and vibrant environment gives our creative students a head start!

Contact Information

Nottingham College
Adams Building
The Lace Market

Telephone: 0115 9 100 100

Adams Restaurant and Events

Why not check out our award-winning AA-Rosette Adams Restaurant and Events. The restaurant offers fine dining experiences at amazing prices, all catered and run by our students!

For more information about Adams Restaurant and Events please click here

Once Upon a Time Day Nursery

This city-based nursery cares for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

For more information about our Ofsted Outstanding Nursery, please click here.

Food and Drink at the Adams Building

The Adams Building has its own Food for Thought refectory offering a wide range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks.

There is also the Adams Restaurant and Brasserie within the Adams Building where our hospitality students regularly serve a delicious lunch menu at amazing prices.

Plus, with the centre being situated in the heart of Hockley and the Creative Quarter (also known as 'Nottingham's Soho') you'll never be short of coffee shops and cafés for relaxing and meeting up with friends.


The library has a range of desktop PC and laptops, all equipped with the Microsoft Office applications and the Internet. PCs are available on a drop-in basis and are also pre-bookable for up to three weeks in advance. You can even borrow items such as cameras and headphones.

Free WiFi is also available throughout our libraries along with scanning facilities and colour and black and white printers and photocopiers.

There are a range of study spaces in the library, whether you need independent study space or a group working area.

Our qualified and experienced staff are on hand to help you with your day-to-day studies, including help with finding information, researching a topic, using the PCs, creating documents and presentations, compiling bibliographies and reference lists. We also demonstrate how you can use and search our range of online resources, in 1-1 or group sessions.

What's more, we have an extensive collection of online resources available for access 24/7!

Travel Information

By bus

There are bus stops a short walk away, and the site is easily accessible by the majority of Nottingham's bus routes.

By tram

Lace Market tram stop is about 2 minutes walk from the Adams Building.

By rail

Nottingham Station is a short walk from us. For further information on train times and operators check online at

By car

There is no on-site parking but there are a number of multi-storey car parks within a minute's walk of the campus. For more information about car parking in Nottingham please visit