Hawkins|Brown-designed scheme being built for city’s Trent university

Bowmer & Kirkland has picked up a £21m job to build a new digital arts centre for Nottingham Trent University.

Designed by Hawkins\Brown, the 10-storey building at 40-42 Shakespeare Street will provide learning spaces for the university’s film, television, animation, design, games design and graphic design courses.

Hawkins Brown Nottingham Trent arts centre

Turner & Townsend, Mott MacDonald and Arup are also working on the 10-storey building

Turner & Townsend, whose 60% sale of the business to CBRE was completed last week, is project manager and cost consultant alongside structural engineer Mott MacDonald, fire engineer Arup, MEP engineer Waterman and acoustic engineer Max Fordham.

Scheduled to open in 2023, the £35m scheme will include new studio spaces for each discipline as well as exhibition spaces, film editing suites, a screen printing room and a cafe.

The new 5,300 sq m building will replace two unused buildings on the site, which Hawkins\Brown said have become outdated for the university’s needs.

Bowmer & Kirkland is currently building the £100m Bank House building in Newcastle, which will house the city centre’s first high rise office space once completed in 2023.