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Multimillion-pound Nottingham Island Quarter development to include two IHG brands

05 January 2021 by
Multimillion-pound Nottingham Island Quarter development to include two IHG brands

A multimillion-pound development planned for Nottingham is to include two InterContinental Hotels Group brands (IHG), "extensive" food and beverage space and a day spa.

The development will include IHG's upscale boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo as well as its extended stay offering, Staybridge Suites. The 17-storey hotel will comprise 223 bedrooms and suites, 155 located within Hotel Indigo and a further 68 Staybridge Suites aimed at multi-night business and leisure travellers. The dual-branded hotel operation will be managed by IHG.

The developers are hoping that the scheme will bring international interest to the city.

The plans have been submitted to Nottingham City Council and also include a 100m-long atrium, co-working space, apartments and leisure facilities, as well as the hotel.

The Island Quarter development is believed to be the UK's first cohesive-use development, incorporating multiple uses within the same space.

Richard Watson, director of developer at Conygar, said: "The Island Quarter is the biggest city centre regeneration scheme in the UK, and we believe it is vital for the development to bring something outstanding to Nottingham, for which the city and the Midlands can be proud of.

"We are fortunate to have a site in Nottingham with its great heritage and an international reputation. With developments such as this and, among other schemes, the renovation of Nottingham Castle, we want to ensure it retains its rightful place as the 'Queen of the Midlands' and a core UK city."

David Jones, director at Axis Planning, said: "This latest phase of the Island Quarter is ground-breaking in a number of ways. The innovative blending of hotel, office and residential space and the distinctive combination of high-quality internal and external environments will, I'm sure, generate significant footfall in this soon to be revitalised part of the city.

"The ground floor provides an extensive, mixed-use food and beverage-led experience incorporating restaurant, bar, forum and atrium space in a way that hasn't been done before in the UK."

James Dilley, director at architect Jestico+Whiles, added: "This design truly blends with Canal Turn and its surroundings. It is about place making, focused on a spirit of community, conviviality and collaboration. The design we have brought forward really reflects the synergy of uses that the wider scheme will create, and we hope will create a ripple effect across the entire site and across Nottingham itself."

Photo: Jestico+Whiles

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