Scott Knowles, CEO of East Midlands Chamber reacts to the vision for Broad Marsh and Nottingham city published yesterday.
Commenting on the vision announced for the Broad Marsh area in Nottingham, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) chief executive Scott Knowles said: “This is a hugely exciting moment for people who work, live and study in Nottingham to see a real vision for the future of the Broad Marsh area.
“The plans to bring high-quality offices, new homes and a unique space for recreational activities to this hugely symbolic area of Nottingham is in tune with the profile we expect to see for our future city centres – where a combination of living, working and leisure will be key to attracting people back after the pandemic and beyond.
“Yesterday’s thinking won’t shape tomorrow’s cities, and this is just the type of bold ambition businesses will welcome as they begin to make plans on the places where they want to invest during the economic recovery.
“While this is an exciting first step in a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a new-look Nottingham, it’s crucial we get this right by now working with businesses to start bringing these plans to fruition – because, ultimately, it will be a public-private partnership that will achieve this.”