Work on a £450,000 revamp of Carlton Square has begun following the approval of contractors and confirmation of an successful external funding bid.
Gedling Borough Council has confirmed that Lindum Group is the appointed contractor to revitalise the shopping centre car park and pre-construction works have now begun on site.
This coincides with the announcement that the D2N2 will provide £350,000 to the project from its Local Growth Fund through the locally managed N2 Town Centre Programme.
The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is one of 38 LEPs across England. D2N2’s private sector-led Board represents business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and voluntary and community organisations. It promotes economic growth and jobs creation in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire; using UK Government and European funding.
Works will include a new entrance to the car park from Burton Road and a new car parking layout in the northern car park, including identified spaces for electric vehicle points.
There will also be safer and improved access between the car park and shopping area including a new pedestrian route to the shopping centre from Burton Road. HGV traffic will also be separated from visitor.
Stephen Charles opened a new bar at the shopping centre on Saturday and said the improvements can’t come soon enough.
Mr Charles told Gedling Eye: “The council’s plans are what drew us to Carlton Square.
“When the work is completed it’s going to look really good and it was one of the main factors in us opening up here.”