Trinity Square – “we got it wrong”, says Councillor

Trinity SquareTrinity Square is being redeveloped for the second time in five years at a cost of £700,000 after a councillor admitted they got it wrong the first time.


Councillor Jon Collins admitted that the design had turned out differently than they had expected. Peter Bishop, the former design director of London and the visiting professor of Nottingham Trent University, said that the square was one of the worst modern designs.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, who is in charge of Planning and Transportation, has tried to explained.

Councillor Jane Urquhart

Gavin Tunstall, an architect as well as the course leader of Architectural Technology in Nottingham Trent University, has criticised the square as something “unpleasantly designed”.

Gavin Tunstall, Architect

Now the architects who carried out a makeover of the Old Market and Sneinton Square’s will carry out the latest development of the square.

The council insist that the taxpayers will not have to foot the bill for the latest change as it will come from the government.

They hope the new square will lend itself to open air performances and encourage people to meet there.

Work is due to be completed by the summer.

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