Offices with electric car charging points and rooftop garden could be coming to Nottingham

Managing director of Bildurn, Sean Akins, pictured by the where the offices could be developed. Picture by: Shawn Ryan

The regeneration of the south side of Nottingham city centre could take another step forward if state-of-the-art offices with a rooftop garden and charging points for electric cars are approved.

Building firm Bildurn says it will submit a planning application to Nottingham City Council outlining plans to develop a building by the station into high-quality offices.

Bosses say the company will develop 11 Station Street into 50,000 square feet of office space.

If the plans are approved by the council it will provide Grade A offices, the size of 10,000 square feet, for businesses to let.

The office space, facing the new pedestrianised area on Station Street, will offer secure underground parking and cycle storage, 24-hour access and electric car charging points.

The building will also feature a rooftop garden – offering a terrace for employees overlooking the city.

Nottingham Station.

It follows the pedestrianisation of Station Street, the regeneration of several shops of Carrington Street and the impending demolition and re-building of the Broadmarsh car park and bus station as part of an overall strategy to transform the south side of Nottingham city centre.

Managing director Sean Akins said: “This development will take office space in Nottingham to a new stage.

“Location will of course be a major pull for businesses, in that these offices are literally on the doorstep of Nottingham train station and just minutes’ walk from the city centre – but the quality of the building itself will also be a significant attraction.

“With a double height foyer, lots of natural light, flexibility for businesses to use the space they choose formally or informally and impressive ‘green’ credentials, this development really will stand out to those looking to Nottingham as a place to expand and grow their businesses.”

The company says it will submit a detailed planning application to the city council later this year before building work can start.

The building is close to the entrance of Nottingham Station – near the south side of the tram network.

And businesses looking for a new base could benefit from the office space, near to the global brands Capital One and Ikano which are based in offices nearby.

Leading property advisor JLL is working Bildurn to develop the plans.

Lead director Matthew Smith said: “11 Station Street is great news for Nottingham. We anticipate city centre office take up will increase over 2017, highlighting the increasing demand for high quality city centre offices.

“We have long said we need to invest in the city’s core to attract the footloose requirements from large corporates looking to relocate out of the capital to more cost-effective regional centres.

“Eleven Station Street couldn’t be better placed in terms of design and location, offering excellent connectivity and access to amenities which is essential for helping occupiers retain and attract top talent.”

Mr Akins added: “The development will continue the major regeneration, renewal and investment that has and will continue to take place around the station area.

“It is set to be another gem in Nottingham’s crown and we look forward to seeing which businesses it attracts.”

Bildurn has previously developed offices as part of a building called The Pod, located by the Lace Market tram stop.