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First phase of £650m mixed-use scheme in Nottingham Island Quarter approved

Phase one of Conygar’s £650m redevelopment scheme at The Island Quarter in Nottingham has been approved.

The Canal Turn development’s plans will see a three-storey pavilion building constructed with a rooftop space. An area of fully landscaped public realm will connect the pavilion to a separate, single storey bandstand.

The pavilion building will comprise a mix of uses, including a canal-side restaurant and bar on the lower ground floor, alongside another ground floor restaurant and bar. The pavilion, with a total internal area of 19,250 sq ft, will accommodate a double-height events space on the first floor, with access to a roof terrace.

Richard Watson, director of Conygar Nottingham, said: “Throughout this process, we’ve been committed to creating a development that reflects Nottingham and enhances its credentials as a first-rate city. We’ve worked closely with the city, Jestico + Whiles and the design team to put together these plans for a development, which will be of huge benefit to the local economy and will create thousands of jobs during the build phase and beyond.”

Included in the scheme will be a step-free accessible route from the site entrance connecting to a canal towpath for pedestrian and cycle usage. 

James Dilley, Director, Jestico + Whiles, said: “This is an important project for the city of Nottingham. Located on a site with historical potency, the Canal Turn reflects each aspect of Nottingham’s industrial heritage. The cohesion between the pavilion, its roof terrace and the bandstand area creates an experience-led offer for this mixed-use scheme which will be a place for entertainment, dining, and experience.”

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