Broad Marsh Bus Station and Car Park, Nottingham

Constructing Excellence

An outstanding regional landmark project, which has delivered a sustainable legacy for the people of Nottingham, the new Broad Marsh Bus Station and Car park (photo right) represents an exemplar of collaborative working, with the strength of the relationships achieved between all parties resulting in the delivery of a striking civic building on time, to budget, safely and to the full satisfaction of all parties. The integration of contractor, Galliford Try (GT), client, Nottingham City Council (NCC), design team, supply chain and key stakeholders into one cohesive team, led to the delivery of a building, which has replaced an ugly 1970s multi-storey car park and bus station with one of the most striking and attractive civic transport hubs in the UK, transforming the Southside area of Nottingham.

A partnering ethos was particularly crucial when Covid-19 struck only a few months into the project, which presented unique challenges to maintain momentum while keeping everyone on site, as well as members of the public, safe. A full year of the construction programme coincided with the pandemic, but the project was still handed over on time.

The new building is a far cry from the car park it replaced, which was demolished in 2018. It has been replaced by one of the most striking and attractive civic transport hubs in the UK, which provides the people of Nottingham with not only a welcoming, safe and user-friendly multi-storey car park and bus station, but a new modern Central Library, shops and cafés, and vibrant public realm around all four elevations featuring tree-lined pedestrian zones, amphitheatre seating, soft landscaping and high-quality granite paving.


Three Winning Facts:
  1. Single team working ethos with shared goals to deliver a legacy landmark regeneration project in line with programme, budget and quality despite challenges faced by the outbreak of a global pandemic, complex design and installation interfaces between elements of the striking architectural façade and meeting the expectations of multiple stakeholders.
  2. Demonstration of supply chain engagement excellence, from pre-construction to handover, which helped to overcome design challenges, particularly around the striking architectural façade, deliver the project to time and budget, despite the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, and navigate the risks of material disruption and inflationary pressures posed by both the pandemic and Brexit.
  3. Collaboration beyond the works on site between Galliford Try, NCC, our supply chain and local community representatives resulting in the delivery of more than £2.3m worth of Social Value for Nottingham and the wider East Midlands in the form of full-time employment, apprenticeships, training opportunities, supply chain spend and community projects. The scheme has contributed to the creation of over 1,000 jobs, with more than 50% of these taken up by Nottingham residents.