Job set to complete next year

Sir Robert McAlpine has been appointed to build the first part of a £650m redevelopment of The Island Quarter in Nottingham.

Known as Canal Turn, the £9m scheme (pictured) for The Conygar Investment Company will see a three-storey, 2,000 sq m waterside pavilion built housing two restaurants and around 500 sq m of events space.

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The scheme, designed by architect Jestico & Whiles, will also feature a bandstand and a rooftop terrace with views of the Nottingham Beeston canal, which was built in 1796 by engineer William Jessop.

Also on the project team is construction and property consultant Gardiner & Theobald, planning consultant Axis, structural consultant Tier Consult and engineering consultant Elementa.

The scheme was submitted for planning late last month with a decision due by the city council in October. If given the green light, work will start immediately with completion slated for November next year.

The wider 40 acre site is planned to be developed to provide new homes, office space, creative space, hotel, retail space, student accommodation and park.

Earlier this year, work on McAlpine’s revamp of the Broadmarsh shopping centre in the city stopped ahead of developer Intu going into administration in June.