Demolition News: Nottingham’s Broadmarsh Demolition
Built at the beginning of the 1970s in an area that was historically boggy ground, Broadmarsh has been a key shopping centre and bus station in Nottingham for decades. With over fifty outlets, from restaurants and tailors to gadget and clothes shops, Broadmarsh had a lot to offer.
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The ‘Ugliest’Building in Nottingham
However, over the years, the building has deteriorated – it was even voted “the ugliest building in Nottingham”.
Despite refurbishments in 1988, the shopping centre still left much to be desired. So, in 2015 a new plan for the development of the centre was put in place which, in 2017, is now beginning, starting with it’s demolition. In this article, ProDEM will take a look at this new £250 million development – one of the biggest renovation projects that Nottingham has ever seen.
When will the demolition take place?
After months of preparation, the demolition is taking place right now! Heavy machinery has already moved in and started dismantling the building, which should be brought to the ground within the next few weeks. However, that said, the work officially started in the middle of September when retired nursery teacher Joy Rice, after impressing the council with her poem, swung a ceremonial sledgehammer.
What will the new Broadmarsh look like?
Everyone who has entered the city from the south understands how uninspiring it looks, but luckily, we won’t have to worry about that soon. Once the £250 million redevelopment project is completed, Broadmarsh will have an extremely impressive array of facilities. The much-maligned structure will become a brand new shopping, cinema, leisure and restaurant complex, along with brand new bus terminals, too.
On top of this, Collin Street and part of Carrington Street will be pedestrianised, while Canal Street will become a ‘pedestrian-friendly area’ with reduced traffic. Also, since the merger of New College and Central College, a brand new skills hub for 20,000 students will be created.
The importance of sustainable demolition
With a project on this scale, it’s important to highlight the importance of sustainable demolition. That is, when a demolition project is undertaken, it’s vital that as much of the rubble is reclaimed or recycled as possible. However, in order to ensure that this happens, you must enlist a reputable company.
Here at ProDEM, we ensure that everything that can be reclaimed or recycled is, meaning that we can help create a more environmentally future with our clients.
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