Plans to transform a derelict building on Nottingham’s Carrington Street into a lively hub have now been revealed by Leonard Design Architects.
Leonard Design has been working closely with Latham Architects, who acted as specialist advisors for breathing life into heritage buildings to ensure the historical significance of the property is preserved.
The plans, which have recently been submitted to Nottingham City Council, show how the building will be turned into three vibrant retail spaces on the ground floor, as well as 15,000 sq. ft. premium office space on the top floor.
John Morgan, director at Leonard Design Architects, said: “This is an exciting time for Nottingham. Off the back of Nottingham City Council investing heavily in the Broadmarsh car park, we’re now seeing a ripple effect across the city of developers transforming sites that were previously derelict – for example, Sneinton Market and now 19-26 Carrington Street.
“When taking on this project, retaining the character and heritage of 19-26 Carrington Street was key as the building is part of the gateway for people coming into the city centre.
“As you enter the city through Carrington Street, you now have the new Broadmarsh car park on one side which will include restaurants, shops and national coach facilities and the new heritage development with more retailers coming into the space.”
Simon Chiou, associate architect at Latham Architects, said: “We’re really pleased to be working in collaboration with Leonard Design Architects on this exciting project.
“A process of research and site investigation has ensured the proposals are sympathetic and relevant to the character of the conservation area by reinstating several elements of the building which were present in historical photographs and original drawings.”