Exciting news for Nottingham’s creative industries, as plans for a new 57,000 sq ft Art & Design building for Nottingham Trent University have been given the go-ahead by Nottingham City Council’s planning committee.

The 9-storey building has been designed by Hawkins Brown and promises to create “a new landmark building for the creative industries” on the corner of Shakespeare Street and North Sherwood Street in the city centre.

The building will bring together film, animation, UX design, gaming design, graphic design and illustration. The innovation lab enables collaborations with industry and a space to showcase the students’ work. The new building will also provide dedicated spaces for Visual Communication, Moving Image and Digital Screen Arts disciplines.

Michael Marsden, executive dean for the School of Art & Design, said: “The new development at 42 Shakespeare Street is not only an architecturally significant building for Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University but one which will see the school of Art & Design becoming the leading art school for the creative industries.”

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