Thousands of new jobs could be created in Nottinghamshire when the £150m development plans for the Broadmarsh centres begins next year.
The redevelopment plans for Broadmarsh were agreed by centre owners and Nottingham City Council leader last week (January 30th).
The revamp of the Broadmarsh Centre is also part of Intu plans to refurbish the Victoria Centre which are already underway. Work on both centres is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
Plans for the Broadmarsh include a cinema, bowling alley, restaurants and bars. Broadmarsh will still include shops but will have more emphasis on leisure and entertainment. Access to the centre will be improved with new entrances from the north and south of the city.
The construction work will create 2,000 new jobs. Once the redevelopment is completed a further 1,000 jobs will be available in the new improved shopping centre.
Intu has pledged that these are available to people from the Nottingham area.
“Broadmarsh are going to work with local stake holders and job centre plus to ensure that these new jobs will be open to local people.” – Adam Tamsett General Manager of Broadmarsh
These potential job opportunities follows research from Think Tank Centre for Cities which revealed an 8,900 increase in jobs in the private sector. Nick Mcdonald portfolio for Jobs and Growth says this is an on-going trend and despite the positive increase in jobs he plans to provide more support for local businesses in the public sector in 2015.