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VIDEO: Work begins on multi-million pound Arnold Market redevelopment


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Work has begun on the £4m redevelopment of the Arnold Market Place site.

Gedling Borough Council today confirmed that contracts have been signed with developers G F Tomlinson to begin preliminary works on the site from this week.

The company, who previously built the council’s iconic Café 1899 at Gedling Country Park, will begin preparing the site by removing old hoardings and excavating the ground to start laying out the foundations for the new building.

The project in Arnold Town Centre will receive the most significant investment it has ever had with up to £4 million allocated to the project as part of the council’s plan to revitalise the centre and create a new space that will help boost visitors to the town centre and support local businesses.

The plans include the construction of a new landmark building, between the existing Methodist Church and King George V Park. 

A two-storey building will frame the new market place as well as create a new eastern gateway into Arnold Town Centre. 

PICTURED: Work gets underway of the redevelopment of Arnold’s Market Place (IMAGE: Gedling Borough Council)

A new public space will be created as a central focal point for the Market. The new building will provide seven small outlets for local independent businesses with flexible space above, which could be used for a variety of commercial options.

Funding for this project will come from the council’s capital programme budget, boosted by a successful bid for £1.25 million from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund that supports town centre improvements.

The project will create around 40 new jobs through business employment and through the construction of the new buildings.

The building has been designed by Maber Architects, who specialise in landscape and master planning services. The council is also working with local designers on the branding and naming of the building, which is likely to be announced in the next month.

The building is expected to be completed by spring 2022.

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  1. Peoples shopping habits have changed with the surge of online shopping , so how can this create revenue when the council charge these small businesses extortionate rents to trade there? If the council are so passionate about assisting businesses to flourish why charge such ridiculous rents to trade there ?

  2. Oy!!! Carlton Square was first GBC, quit with all the Arnold this and Arnold that. Carlton Sq was earmarked over £700k in the original revamp plans and low and behold now it’s a measly £300k. So where’s the other £400k then? Well? It’s going to be a cheap crap half a job, you see, all at one end and the rest like the old turf accountant on the other side of Burton Rd? Don’t hold your breath. You’ll be looking at the red painted boards in 5 years time. That was just a publicity stunt to appease the Carlton Tax payer. You should hang your heads in shame. Arnold market can magically get 4 million just like that and jump to the front of the developement queue whilst Carlton still looks at painted red boarding and little action thought we were about 2 year before the Arnold Market revamp idea was even a fart. And the roads are like dirt tracks? Shame on you GBC. Shame on you!

  3. Good to see investment in Arnold our capital, our London. Stuff Carlton it’s a dump. Tourists don’t go their they come to Arnold. We need more money more statues more parks. Take the Carlton investment money and put it into Arnold our capital our London.

  4. Words of someone on the Gedling Borough Council? Perhaps you would like to meet with myself and Gedling Borough Council, then we can examine the bias towards Arnold and look forward to an explanation from you both. But don’t hold your breathe eh? Nimby.


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