Willmott Dixon has scooped the job to deliver the next phase of Nottingham City Council’s Broad Marsh Green Heart regeneration scheme.
The Green Heart project is a key element of the vision for Nottingham’s 20-acre Broad Marsh area, transforming a site that was previously a large shopping centre before it was demolished.
The Green Heart introduces green, ecologically rich habitats and food for wildlife, forming a green infrastructure network linking the Broad Marsh area from Nottingham Castle through to the 36-acre Island Quarter regeneration site and beyond.
A key aim is to put the ‘marsh’ back to the Broad Marsh, introducing new urban wetlands on land that was once a marshland ecosystem to capture, slow and filter rainwater, potentially preventing flooding and creating pockets of biodiversity.
Work will commence this autumn with Willmott Dixon already on-site nearby building a new public space outside the new Central Library.
Nick Heath, director at Willmott Dixon, said: “Having been responsible for the original shopping centre demolition in 2021-2022 and sharing insight on this complicated, historic site with interested parties throughout the process, we’re excited to be maintaining a role in the transformation and using our skills to deliver the next phase.