BWB Consulting provided multi-disciplinary engineering services for this prestigious £900M development scheme to transform a 17 hectare (42 acre) site at the heart of Nottingham's Eastside Regeneration Zone.
BWB were involved from inception of this major scheme to assist in the preparation of the Masterplan and Environmental Impact Assessment required to secure planning consent. In January 2005, Nottingham City Council resolved to grant consent for the first part of the scheme, known as The Extended Island Site, comprising almost 3M sq.ft. of integrated, mixed use space. BWB provided the engineering advice that shaped and guided the evolution of the masterplan prepared by Hopkins Architects. This has included establishing the form and layout of the site access junctions and internal roads, footways and cycleways, and possible options for extending an adjacent canal into the site to create a central water feature within the park area that will form the heart of the scheme.
A victim of the global financial crisis, the project was sadly shelved but looks likely to be resurrected in 2016 as market conditions have become more favourable.