Could Broadmarsh be the home for a new Central Library for Nottingham?

Nottingham City Council wants people’s views on an exciting new proposal to develop a modern Central Library in the revamped Broadmarsh Area. The proposal includes creating Britain’s best children’s library and plans to ensure that the people of Nottingham can enjoy a Central Library fit for future generations.

After successfully creating better libraries in neighbourhoods such as the Dales, Strelley, Hyson Green, St Ann’s and Bulwell, the council now wants to provide a new and impressive Central Library for Nottingham.

A public consultation has now been launched to seek people’s views on this exciting proposal. The consultation document is available at and will run until 11pm on 16 September 2018.

Cllr Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “We want to provide a bright, new Central Library. Nottingham is a UNESCO City of Literature. We have a rich literary heritage and children’s literacy is a big priority for us. We want our children to have access to books, learning, imagination and ideas. That’s why we’re ambitious to build Britain’s best children’s library as part of a new Central Library development.

“When the redevelopment of the Angel Row site was first proposed, we committed to consult on any plans and now we’re asking Nottingham people if they think a new Central Library is a good idea. We also want their views about what a future library should be like. We want to build Britain’s best children’s library, so we are also asking children to send us their designs for their dream library. I’m sure we’re going to get lots of creative ideas.”

You can read more about the proposals on the My Nottingham News website.

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