The city council’s plans are set to give the ‘Southern Gateway’ of the city centre a facelift, although concerns are beginning to arise.
Work will improve the INTU Broadmarsh Bus Station and Car Park, renovate the Carrington Street shop fronts and pedestrianize Collin Street.
All of these changes will be coinciding with the INTU Broadmarsh redevelopments that will be bringing, new shops, cafes and a whole new look to the shopping centre.
“Most people appreciate that you have to do something with that area”
Sue Flack, Director of Planning and Transport at Nottingham City Council
However a big concern is what will happen to the traffic that normally uses Collin Street, given that the whole street is set to be rendered inaccessible to the heavy traffic it sees daily.
Sue Flack, Director of Planning and Transport for Nottingham City Council, has been talking with local businesses and knows full well the concerns people have about the change to the route through the city, though it is high time the area was redeveloped.
Sue Flack, director of planning and transport, says she understands concerns.
The route will now send drivers along Queen’s Road, London Road, Waterway Street West and Sheriff’s Way once Collin Street is pedestrianized.
If you travel by bus with NCT expect the eight Collin Street stops to be moved to Canal Street.
These changes to the area are a long time coming, with the Broadmarsh itself failing to be redeveloped in the past.