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2016 - 2019: Developing Nottingham's Southern Gateway

This scheme will improve the Broadmarsh area to make it more attractive and encourage economic development while providing easier and more welcoming pedestrian access to key locations.

It will be funded with £10.3 million from the Government and £2.6 million of Nottingham City Council transport money.

Current Works

Broadmarsh area

Nottingham City Council has unveiled wide-ranging plans to dramatically transform and regenerate the Broadmarsh area of Nottingham city centre. These include the redevelopment of the current Broadmarsh car park and bus station and the introduction of state-of-the-art public transport information facilities to better serve thousands of bus passengers who use the station each day. Other proposals include improving pedestrian approaches from the south with upgraded streets, safer junctions and better pedestrian flows in the area and re-routing traffic currently using Collin Street and Canal Street onto London Road, Queen’s Road, Sheriffs Way and Waterway Street West and moving buses currently stopping at Collin Street onto Canal Street to better connect with the transformed bus station.
To find out more information about the proposals including how to have your say and to view the planning application please visit the dedicated webpage

Station Street

To further improve the environment around the railway station and its links to the city centre, the council has pedestrianised Station Street between Carrington Street and Trent Street.  This area now complements the station’s £60 million upgrade and the new tram stop above the station.  As part of the improvements, two-way cycle lanes have also been installed on the other end of Station Street, more parking spaces added to both Station Street and Trent Street and all traffic other than buses have been removed from Carrington Street in front of the station.
Works started on 7th September 2015 and will be fully complete by December 2016.
More information including location plans, artist’s impressions and other planned developments and enhancements for the surrounding area is available at the dedicated Station Street web app.

Carrington Street/Arkwright Street

Nottingham Railway Station is one of the main transport hubs serving the city centre, acting as a gateway for both visitors and commuters.  Rail station usage, in line with national trends, is expected to increase substantially over the forthcoming years.  This scheme is the first phase of a longer term strategy for Carrington Street to improve pedestrian connectivity between Meadows Way, the Station and Canal Street.  These works are to upgrade the pavements between Crocus Street and Queen's Road/Sheriffs Way and improve conditions for cyclists by providing on-road cycling lanes. 

Works began on 07/09/15 and will be completed in early 2016.  The scheme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Government through City Deal.

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Key benefits
  • Over 1,000 new homes in the area south of Nottingham Station will be provided with improved sustainable accessibility.
  • The strategy enhances the development and addresses wider connectivity issues to provide for more comprehensive redevelopment and economic development and support wider regeneration of the Castle area.
  • Introduction of new public spaces, improved public realm and potential new high quality developments
  • Estimated that the Southside Transport Strategy will enable over 12,000 new jobs to be created in the Broadmarsh area.