Video: How Nottingham students are getting involved in the regeneration.
The architects behind a crucial development transforming a notorious city eyesore have revealed more details about how they will deliver the project.
Leonard Design Architects are part of the team behind the planned regeneration of 19-26 Carrington Street.
The row of buildings, which are partly derelict, stand opposite the site of the Broadmarsh Car Park, which is currently being demolished.
And besides transforming the empty units, the scheme will help Nottingham students learn on the job.
Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham are taking part in a national mentoring scheme which provides hands on experience in working environments.
Leonard Design Architects are providing them opportunities including 19-26 Carrington Street.
Leonard Design Architects is headquartered in Nottingham and works on projects all over the world.
Tours of the Carrington Street building are being given to students to show them the development plans featuring ideas of vibrant retail units and offices.
John Morgan, Director at Leonard Design Architects said: “The Leonard Design team work on projects all over the world. It is fantastic that we can bring that knowledge to projects such as this regeneration project.
“We are able to pass on knowledge to students at the two universities, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
“It is great to see that the next generation of architects coming through and allowing them to understand what it is like to work as an architect in practice as well.”
Mr Morgan added he hoped the redevelopment would be complete within nine months. The site was sold off by the city council with a view to redevelopment last June.
Exploring a day in the life of a qualified architect could provide these students with the experience they need to have a successful career later on in life.
Joseph Ambalo, a student at Nottingham Trent University, said: It has given me insight into actually visiting sites. I’ve been able to interact with other people in actual professions who work on site in a building project.”