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The YMCA, Nottingham

  • client
  • Nottinghamshire YMCA
  • contract value
  • £1,400,000
  • date
  • 2009
  • sector
  • Heritage/Conservation
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Chris Goodwin

Following the redevelopment of Trinity Square into a mixed-use residential and retail quarter, a natural opportunity arose to re-think the use of the existing building that had been the home of Nottinghamshire YMCA for many years.

The retail heart of the City had shifted northwards; it was felt that a retail offer fronting Shakespeare Street was now viable. This in turn allowed for substantial improvements to the upper floors. A new gym and improved residential accommodation were included. Important elements of the Grade II Listed Art Deco building were sympathetically refurbished, enabling future retail tenants to utilise these as part of their fit out to achieve interesting and relevant shop units.

The redevelopment of the building also included the remodelling of the main entrance and office accommodation to upgrade the standards of public and private facilities. Works to improve disabled access were also included.