New pictures have been released by the Council to illustrate the transformation taking place on the old Broadmarsh car park site.
Nottingham City Council has approved plans for the new Broadmarsh car park and bus station, and a new £58m skills hub for Nottingham College.
The development forms a key part of the £250m redevelopment of the Broadmarsh area in the city.
The plans were approved on Wednesday, February 21, and construction is due to start in summer 2018 and be completed in early 2020.
New pictures have also been released by the Council to illustrate the transformation taking place on the old Broadmarsh car park site.
The new car park and bus station development will include a 1,378 space car park, high quality retail units on Carrington Street and Collin Street, and a new state of the art bus station for bus users, including charging points for electric cars.
The new City Hub development will see the land next to the tram bridge on Canal Street turned into Nottingham College’s flagship campus building.
Work on the £58m College City Hub will commence in summer 2018 through to 2020.
A six-storey building will be constructed and house 2,000 students, a new café, a new training restaurant, a performance theatre and business hub so that businesses will ‘co-exist’ alongside the College.
People have welcomed the approved plans.
Jonathan Brookes, 55, a delivery driver from Arnold, said: “I think it will be a big improvement for the area.
Ryan Harrison, 20, a student from West Bridgford, said: “The old Broadmarsh looked very out-of-date so I am sure these new plans will help the area and it will only benefit the economy as well.
“The designs look really cool – a lot more modern and fresh. It will make the area look nicer which has needed change for a long time now.”
Sarah Martin, 31, a teacher from Wilford said: “It’s two years away but the finished product will look great.
“The plans look exciting and will bring a modern aspect to the Broadmarsh area. It’s positive news for the city.”
Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of the City Council, said: “Completing this work will have its challenges.
“I’m sure most people understand that we need to invest in the area to change the southern entrance into the city, and as a result we will create jobs and opportunities for local people.”
Nottingham College CEO John van de Laarschot said the college was aiming to bring “something special” to Nottingham.
He added: “Today is a special day in Nottingham College’s history as we celebrate the start of an iconic project that will help transform the city.
“We’re confident that these plans will benefit not just our students, who deserve a first class learning environment, but also local businesses and the wider community.”