13 July 2021

Heatherwick Studio appointed to design a new vision for Broad Marsh site in Nottingham

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Heatherwick Studio is pleased to be involved with The Nottingham Project in designing a new vision for the Broad Marsh site.

Thomas Heatherwick, Founder of Heatherwick Studio, said: 

“We’re excited and honoured to be involved in the Broad Marsh project – and it’s inspiring that Nottingham city council has already been talking so much to the public about what could be possible through THE BIG CONVERSATION.

When you bring together this pivotal site with the heritage of the castle and caves, alongside the existing investment in the new library and college, we think there’s an amazing chance to reimagine this part of the city and bring it alive again.

Urban centres in this country have been failing fast through a combination of conventional high street shopping that’s been swallowed up by the online world and bland gentrification, which has eliminated local character. Added to this, the pandemic has made many people feel lonely and isolated. We need to regenerate the hearts of our cities and towns as places for us all to come together. Urban green public spaces can also play an important part, not only socially and experientially, but also by contributing something towards solving the climate crisis.

Nottingham has the chance to lead the way like it has done many times in its rich creative history.”

Read Thomas’s full interview with The Nottingham Post here