The first phase of ‘The Island Quarter’ scheme gained planning approval on Wednesday. Construction is now yet to start in November on Nottingham’s biggest regeneration scheme after decades of waiting.
The £9m Canal Turn in the first phase will be built by Sir Robert McAlpine to initiate the £650m project. Besides, the approved phase on the 40-acre site will include a three-storey 2,000 sqm pavilion on the waterfront along with two restaurants and events space with panoramic views.
There would be a large rooftop terrace according to the proposed plan. Christopher Ware, property director of Conygar, the developer behind the scheme, said: “We are delighted that planning for Canal Turn has been granted.
The outline planning consent was approved for the former Boots Island site in April 2019. This was when the team behind the development worked closely with the city’s planning and regeneration team on the Section 106 agreement.