With Nottingham being home to much investment recently, it appears our city is becoming a major player, not only within the East Midlands, but also across the whole country.
Significant investment has been made in the city recently, with a number of national and international organisations deciding to do business in the region. Nottingham is now only the second English city outside London with two universities in the Guardian’s university league table.
Prominent buildings have already appeared on Nottingham’s skyline, with many more major developments either in progress or in the pipeline.
An example of this is the BioScience building that opened its doors in April after two years of work and a £30 million investment. It sits on the Biocity site – an international hub for entrepreneurial activity in the life sciences - and has been hailed as a flagship project as part of the Midlands Engine initiative.
The Broadmarsh centre is also currently being refurbished to create a more modern and customer-friendly place to shop, eat, relax and socialise throughout the day and evening. This redevelopment is part of a wider £250m scheme to regenerate the southern entrance to the city where improvements to the Broadmarsh car park, nearby roads and bus station will be made.
New cafes and retail units are also set to open on Collin Street and Carrington Street - which will mostly be pedestrianised - and vehicles redirected to the southern relief road.
The BioScience building and Broadmarsh centre are just two of many major schemes scheduled for Nottingham, with more than £1 billion investment opportunities set to development over the next ten years of regeneration.
This also includes plans to improve the region’s infrastructure to improve Nottingham’s transport links and facilities and encourage investors to either move or expand into the area.
Sam Spencer, associate at Bruton Knowles said: “Nottingham is the perfect location for businesses. Not only is it well connected with strong links by road, air and rail, it is also home to a highly-skilled population that is enriched by university graduates who are keen to make their mark in their chosen sectors.
“It is a vibrant, diverse and historical city that has all the qualities investors and organisations are looking for to develop and grow. Nottingham’s economy is certainly growing, and we are looking forward working with new and existing clients to not only assist them with the buying and selling processes, but also advise them on which areas, plots of land or properties will generate the maximum return from their investment.”