Taking inspiration from the surrounding historic buildings and Nottingham City Council’s regeneration of the train station and the surrounding area, the recently announced Grade A office space at 11 Station Street will incorporate modern designs in a historic context.
Architect David Campbell from Nottingham-based Franklin Ellis Architects, who is project architect for the scheme, reveals the eagerly awaited design specification of the offices which are expected to attract interest from businesses across the country due to its close proximity to Nottingham train station.
David said: “The location for this scheme was the primary design driver for us as it’s based in the station conservation area and our plans mean it will have a high quality public face onto Station Street.
“During the design phase, we were keen to respect the scale, rhythm and materiality of the surrounding buildings and historic streetscape in this area, whilst trying to create a high quality and contemporary finish to the elevations through the use of clean lines.
“The use of continuous glass façade at ground level looking onto the newly pedestrianised Station Street, introduces a new, open and dynamic section to the street scene, which was previously void of activity.”
The development will offer secure parking and cycle storage, 24-hour access, electric car charging points and high quality contemporary finishes as well as a roof garden overlooking the city. The office development will be one of Nottingham’s first to offer a roof terrace for employees.
David added: “The scheme, which will offer stunning views around the city at a prominent level, including a view of the castle and the Lace Market, will feature a double height foyer and 50,000 sq ft of available office space, which we anticipate being very popular.”
The offices, which are being delivered by award-winning developer Bildurn, will receive maximum natural light due to the floor to ceiling glazing at the upper levels, ideal for potential occupiers.
David Franklin, partner and design director at Franklin Ellis Architects and project lead, said: “Being such a high-profile site and ambitious project, we are proud to have been chosen by Bildurn to help deliver its vision.
“The City Council has played an important role in enabling this development, following its recent upgrade of Station Street and the surrounding area. We have created a modern building that sits perfectly in its historic surroundings which we believe will be a catalyst for further future development in the area.
“This Grade A office scheme has been designed with busy yet discerning professionals in mind and the layout and facilities it will offer reflects that. It is in the ideal location for transport connections and the renovation of Nottingham’s train station and the public realm around it puts this area in popular demand for firms looking for a modern space in Nottingham city centre.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the designs come to life and the newly refurbished surrounding area, which will bring more businesses from around the UK into Nottingham.”
Following a previous development brief, a detailed planning application is expected later this year before building work commences.