Scheme latest phase of city’s £1.4bn Island Quarter development

CPMG has submitted plans for a major new bioscience complex as part of the latest phase of Nottingham’s £1.4bn Island Quarter site.

Plans were lodged with Nottingham city council last week for a 245,000 sq ft research and laboratory scheme consisting of two blocks of five and seven storeys connected by a glazed link at upper levels.

The scheme would build out the northern edges of the wider 36-acre development, which also features a 700-bed student accommodation block designed by Day Architectural which is due to complete in 2024.

The plans feature more than 245,000 sq ft of high quality, flexible research and laboratory space

CPMG’s plans for a new biosciences complex in Nottingham which is due to finish in 2024

The Island Quarter, which has been masterplanned by Leonard Design Architects and Studio Egret West for developer Conygar, is located on the city’s former Boots Island site and was given outline planning permission in 2019.

It will also include build to rent homes, a 223 bed hotel, a central retail area and 3,000sq m of office space.

Conygar property director Chistoher Ware said CPMG’s science park would create vital research space for Nottingham’s most innovative businesses and grow the city’s standing in the bioscience sector.

The first phase of work at Island Quarter was awarded to Sir Robert McAlpine two years ago and involved a three-storey pavilion on the waterfront featuring two restaurants and events space.