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Transforming Nuneaton

Introduction

As part of the wider Transforming Nuneaton programme, Warwickshire County Council (WCC) and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC), supported by the Warwickshire Property Development Group (WPDG), are bringing forward an outline planning application for a new state-of-the-art library and business centre, alongside up to 50 new family homes, on Justice Walk in Nuneaton town centre.

The project team is preparing an outline planning application to be submitted to NBBC. This application will agree the principle and layout of the development on the site, including the demolition and replacement of the existing library.

The period for providing feedback on this consultation has come to an end. If you would like to get in touch with us regarding this project, you can contact us by email, phone or letter via the contact details below.

Transforming Nuneaton
Nuneaton & Bedworth
Nuneaton & Bedworth
Warwickshire Properry & Development


Library and Business Centre

Delivering a new library and business centre in Nuneaton will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the town centre as part of the wider Transforming Nuneaton programme.

The new building will replace the existing Royal Mail Delivery Office and Wilko, and will act as an economic and civic anchor in a prominent position in the town centre, driving footfall to the town and delivering key services to Nuneaton’s residents and businesses.

This new civic building will:

  • Create 200 jobs over and above those at the existing library.
  • Support 120 businesses in its first 10 years of operation through the provision of office accommodation and WCC business support.
  • Provide specialist support for start-ups, growing businesses, and SMEs.
  • Boost the local economy by an estimated £15.8m in the first 10 years.

Even without the business centre and modern facilities, the existing library already attracts more than 150,000 visitors to the town centre each year, but in a location hidden away from the main retail area. In a more prominent location, with the addition of a business centre, the new library will attract a greater number of visitors – including business owners, staff and customers – all of whom will increase Nuneaton’s footfall and contribute to the local economy.

The new library and business centre will offer a public café and a new pocket park, as well as an impressive office environment, uniquely designed to drive business investment and attract new enterprises to Nuneaton.

The new landmark building will provide state-of-the-art library facilities in a welcoming modern environment, which can respond and adapt to the needs of its future customers and visitors, while always delivering high quality public services.

The plans include electric vehicle charging and disabled parking facilities and will also enable more people with disabilities to visit Nuneaton town centre through the provision of a Changing Places facility.

WCC, NBBC and WPDG are all working with existing tenants and businesses to ensure the project minimises disruption and supports their future operations wherever possible.

Draft site plan of new library and business centre and up to 50 new family homes either side of Justice Walk and Wheat Street

Draft site plan of new library and business centre and up to 50 new family homes either side of Justice Walk and Wheat Street

CGI of new library and business centre seen from Bridge Street

CGI of new library and business centre seen from Bridge Street

The new library and business centre will become a recognisable Nuneaton town centre destination

The new library and business centre will become a recognisable Nuneaton town centre destination


New family homes

Up to 50 new family homes are proposed for the brownfield land to the east of the new library and business centre, in place of the Justice Walk car park and the existing library.
25% of the new homes will be affordable and their design will allow for the retention of the Christadelphian Hall, as well as many improved views from the town centre towards the St Nicholas Parish Church tower. The new homes and residents will also provide further footfall into Nuneaton and assist in its transformation to a mixed-use destination.

The project will also open up Wheat Street as a priority pedestrian, cycle and public transport thoroughfare, rerouting traffic on Justice Walk, and supporting Transforming Nuneaton’s wider ambitions to make the town centre safer, more sustainable and accessible for all visitors.

Up to 50 new affordable and market homes will help make Nuneaton town centre an attractive place to live

Up to 50 new affordable and market homes will help make Nuneaton town centre an attractive place to live


What is WPDG?

Warwickshire is a great place to live and work and as the population continues to grow so too does the demand for homes and commercial space. This increased demand for living and working space presents an ideal opportunity to improve our town centres whilst providing homes, offices, and other workspace to support economic growth and development.

The Warwickshire Property and Development Group (WPDG) drives regeneration schemes across the County, delivering significant new housing in line with local needs, including affordable homes, as well as promoting low carbon living and generating financial returns for Warwickshire’s taxpayers.


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NWSLC
Nuneaton & Bedworth
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Warkwickshire County Council