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Nottingham square scoops Civic Trust awards

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Nottingham’s Old Market Square has won three Civic Trustawards.

The Old Market Square is one of the oldest and largest public squares in the UK.

Its redevelopment

  • used high quality materials

  • includes a stunning water feature and seating terraces,

  • improves accessibility for all

  • enables the square to be used for a wide range of events, including the current staging of the Nottingham Eye

The Civic Trust awards it gained

  • Outstanding contribution to the public realm

  • Hard landscaping

  • Special regeneration award

The awards aim to encourage projects that are culturally, socially or economically beneficial, and make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment.

Nottingham portfolio holder for neighbourhood regeneration Alan Clark (Lab) said: “The Old Market Square has surpassed our expectations in terms of its renewed popularity as a destination and its ability to stage large-scale events that were not previously possible.

“It is inspiring, provides a memorable experience and engenders a sense of communal well-being. I expect it will become an important landmark, drawing interest from people around the country, and will play a part in Nottingham’s ongoing regeneration."

Civic Trust chair Philip Kolvin said: “We are delighted with the high standard reached in the diverse schemes that range from housing to new museums, and from industrial buildings and offices to public spaces such as parks and promenades.”

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