Nottingham City Council
The Turning Point was Nottingham City Council's ambitious multi-million pound project to substantially reduce the dominance of motor vehicles and substantially improve public transport facilities in the city centre. The principal objective was to reconnect key parts of the city that, over time, have been severed by heavily trafficked and congested roads to create pedestrian and cycle friendly streets where people feel safe and happy to spend leisure time.
BWB became involved in Turning Point via the Trinity Square redevelopment project. We successfully lobbied for significant changes to the Turning Point proposals required to facilitate the development. The modified scheme that BWB proposed was truly innovative, requiring a reversal of the one way gyratory system, and a significant improvement to the original proposals. The city streets are heavily constrained and BWB have had to overcome the challenges of congested services, antiquated drainage systems and shops and business premises requiring retained access during construction. In all, the design covered over one kilometre of city streets, seven signal controlled junction installations, including one junction incorporating the NET Line 1 tram system.