An advisory panel has been set up including Nottingham city council, experts and organisations to discuss the future of the Broadmash site.

The design and delivery advisory panel is independently chaired by Greg Nugent, from the Nottingham Project, who was a director of London 2012.

Many local names have joined the panel, including Cllr Angharad Roberts; Mark Chivers of Boots UK; and representatives from the two universities in Nottingham.

It also features some national experts who were invited based on their experience of urban redesign as well as understanding Nottingham’s culture and heritage. All members will join voluntarily and will not be paid for their time.

The panel aims to bring a clear vision for the Broadmarsh site and a plan for Nottingham to transform its potential over the next decade. The site is said to be the largest development space in any core city in Europe and covers more than 20 acres of land- six times more than the Old Market Square.

David Mellen, leader of the city council, said: “The announcement is a significant step forward in reimagining our city centre and redefining the future of Nottingham. It represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Nottingham.

“It lies at the heart of the major regeneration taking place on the south side of Nottingham currently, including the transformation of Nottingham Castle, the new Nottingham College city hub, the Island Quarter, a new car park, bus station and central library building and major improvements to the public space around Broadmarsh.”

The council’s ambition is to refurbish Broadmarsh

Broadmash had been handed to Nottingham City Council after the collapse of its previous operator intu. The council now is looking for an ambitious vision that will make the most of the site’s value.

“The newly formed and independent Greater Broadmarsh Advisory Group will now develop a plan based on these insights as well as the input from industry experts. They will also give recommendations to the council of the best delivery method to ensure the vision becomes a reality.“

A creative vision for the site will be published in summer 2021.

Broadmarsh shopping centre during its demolition