Nottingham Urban Room opens with visit from RIBA President Ben Derbyshire
Ben Derbyshire capped his visit to Nottingham on 9 March by officially opening Nottingham’s Urban Room.
Situated close to the Broadmarsh regeneration area, the space at 38 Carrington Street is a partnership between the Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects, Nottingham City Council, Urban Design Group, Historic England, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, with support from the RIBA East Midlands office. There is a lease on the space for over five years.
The Urban Room, represents an opportunity for partners to engage with Nottingham’s population by focusing on the built environment of the city, past present and future. It launched with a two-week exhibition of the 2017 RIBA President’s Medals winners, featuring The University of Nottingham’s Bronze Medal winner Kangli Zheng.
A programme of activities and events is now planned for the rest of the year and beyond.
The project has benefited from the RIBA’s Local Initiative Fund as well as monies from Historic England and the City Council, plus in-kind support from suppliers including J Tomlinson and Fagerhault Lighting.
Ben Derbyshire’s visit to the city also included presentations to students at Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham, as well as meetings with senior academics at Nottingham Trent and with councillors and senior staff at Nottingham City Council.