High quality city centre office space has been in short supply in Nottingham for many years – so a scheme for state-of-the-art Grade A space on Station Street is set to attract interest from across the country.
The plan for brand new much-sought-after grade A offices in the city centre has been officially unveiled by Nottingham’s award-winning urban developers, Bildurn.
The first of the two buildings at 11 Station Street will offer 50,000 sq.ft. of flexible office space, purpose built to the BREEAM “Excellent” standard and EPC “A” rating and providing large open plan floor plates of nearly 10,000 sq.ft. The scheme already benefits from an approved development brief and will be followed by a detailed planning application later this year.
Situated close to the entrance to Nottingham’s train station – which has recently undergone a multimillion pound facelift, 11 Station Street is at the heart of the city’s tram network in the Southside area – a prime location for businesses seeking sleek transport connections throughout the UK.
Managing Director at Bildurn Sean Akins said: “This development will take office space in Nottingham to a new stage. Location will of course be a major pull for businesses, in that these offices are literally on the doorstep of Nottingham train station and just minutes’ walk from the city centre – but the quality of the building itself will also be a significant attraction.
“With a double height foyer, lots of natural light, flexibility for businesses to use the space they choose formally or informally and impressive ‘green’ credentials, this development really will stand out to those looking to Nottingham as a place to expand and grow their businesses.”
The scheme has been designed to appeal to a variety of businesses or one sole occupier looking for a new base in Nottingham. Businesses which move in to the new development will have global brands on their doorstep, such as Capital One and Ikano, and will be just a stone’s throw away from the bustling heart of the city.
Leading property advisor JLL is representing the scheme, in a market where high-quality office space is in scarce supply. Lead Director Matthew Smith said: “11 Station Street is great news for Nottingham. We anticipate city centre office take up will increase over 2017, highlighting the increasing demand for high quality city centre offices.
“We have long said we need to invest in the city’s core to attract the footloose requirements from large corporates looking to relocate out of the capital to more cost effective regional centres. 11 Station Street couldn’t be better placed in terms of design and location, offering excellent connectivity and access to amenities which is essential for helping occupiers retain and attract top talent.”
The office space which faces the new pedestrianised area on Station Street will offer secure basement parking and cycle storage, 24-hour access, electric car charging points and high quality contemporary finishes as well as backing on to a waterway aspect. The building will also feature a roof garden – which would be one of Nottingham’s first dedicated office developments to offer a roof terrace for employees overlooking the city.
Sean added: “The development will continue the major regeneration, renewal and investment that has and will continue to take place around the station area. 11 Station Street is set to be another gem in Nottingham’s crown and we look forward to seeing which businesses it attracts.”
Following a previous development brief, a detailed planning application is expected later this year before building work commences.
Privately owned and based in Nottingham, Bildurn has experience in developing commercial and mixed-use schemes, both new build and refurbishment, for a range of occupiers. Notable Bildurn schemes in the city include The Pod, Lace Market Square and 1-9 Bridlesmith Gate.