Nottingham City Council and the Greater Broad Marsh Advisory Group have revealed that Heatherwick Studio, led by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, and Stories, a socially responsible development company, have been commissioned to create a new vision for a key Nottingham City Centre site.
Both Stories and Heatherwick Studio will work with the Greater Broad Marsh Advisory Group to reimagine the 20 acre site in the heart of Nottingham, which includes the former and now derelict Broadmarsh shopping centre.
The Advisory Group was set up in March this year to help Nottingham City Council create a new vision for the significant site and build on the ‘Big Conversation’ consultation, which saw the Council receive over 3,000 responses.
The Advisory Group identified that specific areas of expertise were needed to help recommend a creative vision for a site of this size, scale and significance and advise how Nottingham can deliver the project over the next decade.
Nottingham City Council’s Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “Appointing a company of such international standing and recognition clearly demonstrates the scale of our ambition for the Broad Marsh site.
“The fact that Thomas Heatherwick wants to be involved in the project is testament to the once-in-a generation opportunity
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