New Library for Nottingham

A contract to complete Nottingham City Council’s new Central Library has been awarded to Overbury, the fit-out division of Morgan Sindall.

The project is to turn the shell of the building, part of the new Broad Marsh car park and bus station complex, into a library with new floors, lifts, electrics and plumbing.

The new library is part of Nottingham’s Southside area regeneration including pedestrianised streets and new plaza to join through the demolished section of the former shopping centre to Lister Gate and the city centre.

Architect FaulknerBrowns, Pick Everard project manager and M&E consultant Chord, Overbury and sister company Morgan Sindall Construction will be tasked with transforming the new Central Library shell into three levels split into creative zones. The bespoke feature joinery and ceilings will take inspiration from Nottingham’s lace making heritage.

Overbury will use Morgan Sindall’s carbon calculation tool, CarboniCa, to measure the embodied carbon of the project.

The city council have allocated £10.5m for the project from its capital spending budget.

Plans are to open the new Central Library to the public in the summer of 2023.