Students were a part of a consultation meeting for ‘Broadmarsh - The Big Conversation’ with councillor Sally Longford to inform Nottingham Council about the students views on the development of the site of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.
The meeting included representatives from the Student Council, Students Union, Green Society, and students undertaking the “My world, My home” project - an external sustainability project. Hannah from Friends of the Earth, who supports our students on the “My World, My Home” project was also in attendance. Cllr Longford was excited to meet the students as she used to be a Geography teacher at the College’s High Pavement Sixth Form.
Cllr Longford introduced the ‘Big Conversation’ to the students, explaining that the redevelopment of the Broadmarsh centre has been radically changed with the INTU group owners going into administration. The passing over ownership of the site from INTU to the City Council has brought a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the development of the site.
The students brought forward some strong ideas and were keen to see the council develop some vibrant and colourful spaces which would attract people to the city centre, with a focus on social spaces, creativity and to create an international appeal.
It needs to stand out. We need to highlight the best of Nottingham through the Broadmarsh development, using local artists and local people to highlight Nottingham’s cultureZara - A-Level student and member of the Nottingham College Green Society
The Big Conversation started on the 20th October and is running for 10 weeks. If you would like further information on “The Big Conversation” or the “My World, My Home” project, then please click on the links below.