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News: Not­ting­ham Col­lege launch­es Pub­lic Consultation

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Not­ting­ham Col­lege moves a step clos­er towards its new £58m land­mark City Hub cam­pus devel­op­ment with the launch of its pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion exer­cise today.

City Hub - artist's impression
Artist's impression of the City Hub

The new City Hub cam­pus build­ing is set to be a land­mark addi­tion to Nottingham’s sky­line, as viewed from the south of the city cen­tre. It forms part of an ambi­tious £250m South­ern Gate­way regen­er­a­tion scheme, spear­head­ed by Not­ting­ham City Coun­cil involv­ing the rede­vel­op­ment of the intu Broad­marsh Cen­tre, the rebuild of the Broad­marsh bus sta­tion and car park, as well as the remod­el­ling of road and pedes­tri­an routes in the area.

The new cam­pus will pro­vide high qual­i­ty col­lege and com­mu­ni­ty facil­i­ties, togeth­er with a new busi­ness hub. This will encour­age new busi­ness start-ups, bet­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion between the col­lege and employ­ers and will pro­vide the wider com­mu­ni­ty with improved train­ing and skills resources. In addi­tion, the cam­pus will house a new per­form­ing arts cen­tre, stu­dent retail space, café and train­ing restau­rant and bar.

The build­ing will occu­py six storeys in total and the design, led by archi­tects Bond Bryan, will com­ple­ment the sur­round­ings and pay homage to the area’s indus­try heritage. 

Wider Shot
Artist's impression of the City Hub

Matt Hut­ton, Chief Archi­tect on the project from Bond Bryan said:

As an archi­tect, it’s impor­tant to cap­ture and under­stand the her­itage of a par­tic­u­lar site and hav­ing grown up in Not­ting­ham, I’m famil­iar with the sto­ries of Broad­marsh and Nar­row Marsh. The oppor­tu­ni­ty to trans­form an area that was once syn­ony­mous with pover­ty and lim­it­ed life chances into a cen­tre that will help unlock the poten­tial of tens of thou­sands of young peo­ple in the com­ing years, is a very reward­ing prospect. The City Hub project has an abil­i­ty to cre­ate an excit­ing des­ti­na­tion for local busi­ness­es and edu­ca­tion to mix, pro­vid­ing real ben­e­fit to skills and employ­ment in the region. It is an excit­ing time for Not­ting­ham and I’m extreme­ly proud to be part of it. 

Matt Hut­ton — Chief Archi­tect

The site will offer a new green space as a local com­mu­ni­ty facil­i­ty and the design of the pub­lic realm aspects of the site are being led by Not­ting­ham City Coun­cil, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with local res­i­dents and the wider community.

The City Hub cam­pus is a fun­da­men­tal part of Not­ting­ham College’s ambi­tions for the future. Not­ting­ham Col­lege aims to be a new and very dif­fer­ent col­lege for Not­ting­ham – estab­lished as a result of a suc­cess­ful merg­er between New Col­lege Not­ting­ham and Cen­tral Col­lege Nottingham. 

Set­ting out to change the face of Fur­ther Edu­ca­tion, the Col­lege is work­ing to ensure the qual­i­fi­ca­tions it pro­vides and the stu­dents it pro­duces are fit for indus­try – with the abil­i­ty to play a full and mean­ing­ful role in the growth of Nottingham’s economy. 

Not­ting­ham jobs are expect­ed to grow by around 7% over the next three years. A grow­ing econ­o­my needs skilled and moti­vat­ed work­ers and Not­ting­ham Col­lege recog­nis­es that some things need to change. It’s begun an ambi­tious trans­for­ma­tion pro­gramme to focus its offer on address­ing the skills demands of employ­ers and the region’s key sec­tors now and in the future, as well as cre­at­ing mod­ern, fit-for-pur­pose col­lege facil­i­ties to give stu­dents the best pos­si­ble start. 

John van de Laarschot, Not­ting­ham Col­lege Chief Exec­u­tive said: 

It is our aspi­ra­tion to bring to Not­ting­ham some­thing tru­ly icon­ic, some­thing that does not sim­ply fit the mould of a tra­di­tion­al col­lege cam­pus, but which pro­vides a unique space in which busi­ness and edu­ca­tion co-exist and the rela­tion­ship between the two can be strength­ened. The City Hub, and the ser­vices it will house, will pro­vide real ben­e­fits to employ­ers and stu­dents. When we put this Hub togeth­er with the College’s plans for its oth­er Cen­tres for Excel­lence across the city, we will be one of the biggest and best-resourced train­ing and skills insti­tu­tions in the country. 

John van de Laarschot — Not­ting­ham Col­lege Chief Executive
Nottingham City Hub F 09 01
Artist's impression of the City Hub

Pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion gets under­way today and res­i­dents and busi­ness­es in the area are being invit­ed to ded­i­cat­ed con­sul­ta­tion ses­sions being held at Not­ting­ham Con­tem­po­rary on Fri­day 10th Novem­ber 2017

All mem­bers of the pub­lic who would like to share their views on the scheme are encour­aged to do so via www​.not​ting​ham​col​lege​.ac​.uk/​c​i​tyhub where plans and images are avail­able. Or, they can come along to the pub­lic ses­sions at Not­ting­ham Con­tem­po­rary on 10th Novem­ber between either 10.30am – 12noon or 2pm – 5pm

Nottingham City Hub F 01 Night 01
Artist's impression of the City Hub
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  • 30th October 2017 (2:27 PM)
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