Plans for Nottingham park treat landscape as a work of art

A series of islands that appear to float on water will form the base of a proposed park, part of a £900m redevelopment of Nottingham.

Landscape designer Thomas Heatherwick has drawn up plans for a central park in a £900m redevelopment in Nottingham. The designs are part of a planning application for the Island, part of 43ha urban regeneration project EastsideCity. The plans were submitted to Nottingham City Council by Eastside & City Developments, a consortium of regeneration specialist URUK and Explore Investments, the property investment subsidiary of international construction group Laing O’Rourke. The Island comprises 27ha of mixed-use space. Heatherwick has envisaged the park as an archipelago of islands that appear to float on water. The landforms are sculpted as a cluster of 12 ellipsoids, connected by a series of pathways. The infrastructure for the site will be delivered in phase one of the development, master-planned by London-based Hopkins Architects.

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