#NOTTINGHAM | Skills Hub | 323,000 Sqft
Use - Education
Cost - £70million
Space - 323,000Sqft / 30,000 Sqm
Developer - Nottingham City Council + NCN/Central College Partnership
Architects - CPMG
Expected Completion - 2019
I have discovered some new drawings/renders taken from a birds eye view from the landscape architect, Influence, who are working in partnership with CPMG to deliver this project.
The new planned Skills Hub will house 4,000 students at anyone time, with more than 20,000 students to enrol every year, meaning amenities are required to make use of such a thriving space. With this in mind, the plans below may ease peoples opinions due to the sensitivity of such a location fronting the historic Lace Market cliff. There will be a large open space at the base of the rocks, which will have a new lighting scheme as well as further lighting on The Contemporary and lighting modules dotted around the campus, integrating with the new tram stop and bridge, and the further Broadmarsh/Collin Street redevelopment. Retail units will front the new square to help add to the destination at hand with a water feature to mark pedestrianised pathway from the railways side entrance.
As well as this, judging by one of the drawings, compared with the sneak peak render a few months back (as revealed at MIPIM) it appears that the ‘tower’ element will sit above a low-rise podium, paving the way for unobstructed views of the Unitarian Church. The setting and positioning of the college and its massing means that there will also be unobstructed views of the cliff and Lace Market when viewed from Collin Street also.
It is also noted there there will be a tram stop here, providing a new transport hub combined with the future renovated Broadmarsh bus station for the college, lace market, Broadmarsh and castle area.
The current site from the same view point, taken from Google Streetview:
The view from the end of Collin Street, taken from Google Streetview:
Public spaces and overview:
General points of interest and pathways (shows the potential massing of the college)
A thread will be created in time upon receiving further information and renders of the final design.