If there was ever an area of Nottingham which encapsulates the city’s reputation for foresight, individuality and creativity, it’s The Island Quarter. Hailed as the new modern gateway to the city, The Island Quarter will mirror Nottingham’s past of ambition and achievement.
Industry began on The Island Quarter in the 1800s when Nottingham’s early entrepreneurs set up in business. Flanked by canals and called ‘The Island,’ the area swiftly became home to lace-makers, cotton traders and drug companies. It was in the 1890s when the Boots Drug Co moved in, eventually occupying the whole site before leaving in 1996.
With its modern outlook and grand plans for a new and exciting area which links with the city centre, The Island Quarter still possesses a great legacy from the Nottingham of old – two huge red brick heritage warehouses which once housed goods for transportation along Nottingham’s busy rail network. Conygar will bring these two important buildings back to life and they will become a major focal point – bringing enterprising designers, makers and craftspeople back to the site once again.
Conygar Investment Company PLC (LON:CIC) is an AIM quoted property investment and development group dealing primarily in UK property.