Nottingham Creative Quarter: Working with Nottingham City Council and partners including the New Art Exchange and NBV Enterprise Solutions Focus developed projects for a new Creative Quarter in the Lace Market including:
- managed workspaces for business – including the Dakeyne Street new media development now on site
- street and environmental improvements throughout the Lace Market
- creative industry support programmes This became a top priority for ERDF Challenge, attracting £9.55 million of grant to deliver projects worth £16.8 million.
“Focus was the reason we secured ERDF for the New Art Exchange and Nottingham City Council for projects that established the new Nottingham Creative Quarter and created new business support for the local creative industries in Nottingham. We were impressed with their input and thank the Focus team for all their efforts.” Elly Fletcher, Director of Business Development, New Art Exchange.
“Focus were a huge support in developing the proposals. We were very impressed with how Heather, Ian and Karl led the process and thank them and the wide Focus team for their help.” Richard Dearden, Chief Executive – NBV Enterprise Solutions.
Client: Nottingham City Council and Partners
Role: Funding, Project Manager
Value: £16.8 million