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Thursday, 6 May 2021

‘Historic day for Nottingham Castle’, says Council leader in message to the city

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Nottingham City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen sent this message to residents.

Nottingham City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen said:

‘Today marks a significant moment for Nottingham – we can now look forward to Nottingham Castle reopening its gates to the public for the first time since its £30m redevelopment, on June 21st.

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‘I am thrilled about the prospect of the first visitors seeing the renewed visitor offer at the Castle in just two months’ time.

‘I’m also incredibly proud of the efforts of a dedicated team of City Council officers who along with Councillor Dave Trimble have enthusiastically driven this project forward to fruition.

‘The City Council has long held an ambition to transform the visitor experience at Nottingham Castle, setting up a project team in 2012 to realise the goal of making the Castle a world-class attraction which will bring a significant boost to the local economy.

‘It has taken vision, determination and hard work to get here, involving securing significant funding before designing and carrying out substantial improvement work through regional contractor G F Tomlinson.

‘This ambitious project has been put into action with the help of funding partners the National Lottery Heritage Fund, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and Nottingham Castle Trust.

‘Despite Covid, we have delivered the improvement works on time and on budget.

‘It was frustrating to have to delay the reopening due to the Covid restrictions, but we now have a firm date to plan ahead for – the date the Government has earmarked for lockdown restrictions to come to an end.

‘That’s something we can all look forward to and I have no doubt that like me, Nottingham people will feel incredibly proud of this significant moment in Nottingham Castle’s long history.

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