The £500m makeover aiming to leave central Nottingham in ruins

The wreckage of a 1970s shopping centre will form the centrepiece of a Nottingham development that will include a park and leisure space. A striking design by Thomas Heatherwick, the creator of the 2012 Olympic cauldron, the new Routemaster bus, and the Coal Drops Yard shopping redevelopment in London’s King’s Cross, stands at the centre of a £500m scheme that will include 750 new homes and a hotel as well as shops, offices, conference facilities and leisure space. The Frame is a reimagined wreck of the former Broadmarsh shopping mall, which in artists…

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£45m Blackpool leisure scheme progresses

A consultation has launched on plans for the redevelopment of part of Stanley Park Golf Course into a family entertainment centre.  Blackpool UKAP, a subsidiary of Holmes Investment Properties, is to create a 70,000 sq ft indoor activity centre featuring zip wires, climbing walls, and ninja assault courses.  According to the developer, health will be a core theme of the activity centre.  Adrenalin World, a leisure park operator run by tennis player-turned-leisure mogul David Lloyd, had been tipped to operate the facility. However, the developer told Place North West a final decision…

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‘Once In A Generation’ Opportunity for Nottingham says London King’s Cross Developer

One of the key players behind the world-renowned London King’s Cross development has marked out Nottingham as a city with a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ as it resets itself post COVID Roger Madelin CBE was CEO with developer Argent and responsible for delivering the 67-acre King’s Cross development. He also worked on Argent’s other developments including Thames Valley Park in Reading, Brindleyplace in Birmingham and Piccadilly in Manchester. With Nottingham City Council poised to improve the now defunct Broad Marsh shopping centre area – 20 acres of prime city centre land, Madelin says…

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