RPS Design Group appointed lead architect on Nottingham's Guildhall

Preston-based RPS Design group have been appointed as lead architects for the mixed use redevelopment of the historic Guildhall in Nottingham.

The project will include the sensitive restoration of the Grade II listed Guildhall - the city's former magistrate Court - and Fire Station House as well as contemporary new build elements to create a 160 bedroom 4* boutique hotel, new rooftop restaurant and basement level spa & gymnasium.

Architect and director at RPS Design Group, Seb Salisbury, stated: "We have worked very closely with our client, the local council and heritage consultant to formulate a design that is a landmark development for the city and a key destination for people across the East Midlands.

"We will be utilising high-grade materials to create an overall scheme that is respectful of its historic surroundings and pushes the boundaries of sustainable design."

A very positive public consultation has already been undertaken on the proposed scheme with a detailed planning application likely to be submitted within the next couple of months.

The practice also recently secured planning permission for the state-of-the -art ‘Caxton Hotel’ development on Friargate in Preston which is planned to be one of the UK's first dedicated digital e-hotels.