Linked with MediCity, the facility provides business incubator space, designed to provide a stimulating and supportive development environment for innovators in health technologies, medical devices and therapeutics.

Client: NTU / Boots

Size: 1,078 sq metres

LPA: Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire

Expertise: Due Diligence, Heritage Planning, Planning Applications

The primary objective of the MTIF project is to enable the University to perform advanced research in convergent medical systems, which reduces both the time to market and costs associated with their creation and commercialisation. It is located within the Boots Enterprise Zone where it forms the inaugural part of a wider regeneration growth project centred on cutting edge health and wellbeing technology.

In essence, the MTIF building is where the University’s medical innovations are tested to ensure compliance with national and international standards and translated into commercial and marketable products and services. The project is partially funded and supported by the LEP through the Local Growth Fund and directly supports delivery of the Boots Enterprise Zone and the status of Nottingham as one of the country’s designated Science Cities. As such, it is safe to say that the project is recognised as an integral and vitally important part of the wider regeneration and growth aspirations of the city region.

On behalf of our client Nottingham Trent University, P&DG obtained planning permission for the Maber Architects designed scheme for a new Medical Technology Innovations Facility (MTIF).

P&DG were charged with convincing the planning authority of the importance of the scheme, given its siting directly adjacent to a listed fire station, and within the shadow of two Grade 1 Listed and one Grade II* Boots factory buildings. Through a thorough assessment of the significance of these heritage assets, the impact of the proposals upon them, and setting out the balance against the significant public benefits, we were able to convince both the Council and Historic England that the development should be approved.

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