Proposals to demolish and reconstruct Sherwood Library to create a new library, retail unit and seven flats above, with further development to provide 12 houses, 22 flats and a public car park, have been recommended for approval by Nottingham City Council.
The Sherwood Library site, located on Spondon Street, is currently owned by Nottingham Council, and includes former social services offices, a car park and three retail units, as well as the existing library. The current buildings are in a poor state of repair and the library no longer meets the standards expected by library users.
In 2017, Nottingham City Council conducted a consultation with Sherwood library users about the next steps for the library, and as a result carried out an exercise to identify a preferred contractor to buy and develop the site.
In December 2020, Hockley Developments were named the contractor for the scheme. At the time Alan Forsyth, Managing Director at Hockley Developments, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to partner with Nottingham City Council to carry out the redevelopment of Sherwood library and the surrounding area.
“As a Nottingham based property development company, employing hundreds of Nottingham based workers directly and indirectly, this is a project that
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