New pizzeria to open inside former Nottingham city centre bank

The building in Low Pavement (LDRS)
The building in Low Pavement (LDRS)
By Joe Locker, Local Democracy Reporter

A new pizzeria and café will open in a former bank in the centre of Nottingham.

Peter Pizzeria will be setting up in a Grade-II listed building in Low Pavement, after plans to covert it were approved by Nottingham City Council.

The independently-run group of Italian pizzerias, founded in 2013, already has venues in Loughborough and Leicester.

“The existing building is currently vacant and was last used as a bank,” plans say.

“The proposals consist of internal alterations only, to provide a coffee shop to the front of the building, with a pizzeria to the rear.

“There will be a bi-folding partition in the middle, which will allow the space to be split or combined as one large venue, depending upon the requirement.”

The property in Low Pavement was originally constructed in 1836 and designed by English civil engineer, Thomas Hawksey, for the Nottingham Savings Bank.

It sits within the Old Market Square Conservation Area and was most recently a TSB bank.

Plans add: “Whilst no changes to the external fabric of the building are proposed, It is considered that the new internal layout and uses would provide an enhancement to the interior of the premises, and would allow more people to appreciate one of Nottingham’s key heritage assets.”

The café at the front of the building will be run by Public, which also has a premises in Loughborough.

According to Peter Pizzeria’s website, it says it is on a mission “to cure the injured name of pizza.”

“Our pizza is authentic, traditional, Neapolitan pizza,” the group says.

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