The Island Quarter site is a 36-acre tract of land in the centre of Nottingham that has stood largely derelict for the last 20 years. The Conygar Investment Company PLC (Conygar) approached us for assistance in transforming the forgotten area into a thriving mixed-use community, creating a vibrant and attractive public realm.
David Jones, Director and project lead at Axis, said “We help regenerate urban, suburban and rural environments and create sustainable, connected communities where people love to live, work and play. We breathe life into unused and neglected areas, transforming them into meaningful places designed for people.
“Working on The Island Quarter scheme with Conygar has been a great experience for the Axis team – across our planning, design, environment and transport planning services. These initial phases have set the tone of what’s to come in the wider development and represents an exciting new dawn for this neglected part of the city.
Its focus on placemaking will ensure it’s a sustainable destination in every sense for generations to come.”
Christopher Ware, Property Director at Conygar, adds: “The team at Axis has brought their planning and placemaking expertise to the table and have made a significant contribution to the scheme’s progress so far. We are all very excited to see the development come to life over the next few years.”
He continues, “There have been two very clear objectives for us as we have shaped our plans for The Island Quarter over the past five years – and that’s ‘placemaking’ and ‘people.’ Placemaking is critical to take this 36-acre brownfield site and create something truly spectacular for Nottingham and the East Midlands – a development that offers something for all, be it office, residential, leisure space, hotels, green space and homes.“
“Placemaking is something that the whole community needs to be involved in. Our latest masterplan has placemaking at its core, and comes after a series of engagement sessions with a huge number of community groups as well as other valued stakeholders and teams from Nottingham City Council.”
Read more here about The Island Quarter, how Axis ensured the project’s sustainability goals were met, and how we ensured the plans took advantage of the city’s district heating network, promoted biodiversity and contributed towards a net zero future for Nottingham.