The Dakeyne Street redevelopment transformed an empty and derelict building, into a hub for small and medium businesses. Nottingham City Council secured funding from a European Regional Development Fund grant, to restore and renovate the disused factory for digital and creative companies.
Part of Nottingham city’s Growth Plan is focused on identifying creative industries as a focus for new jobs. Through investment, such as the project in Dakeyne Street, they hope to bring new jobs to the area with suitable commercial space.
Wates Construction was appointed to transform the building with a major restoration, refurbishment and remodelling of historic factory units. For the first phase of the project, Hoard-it were asked by Wates to secure the construction site. Space and time was at a premium on this project so the hoarding was erected in 4 days. The site hoarding delivered by Hoard-it combined traditional post and role with pre-painted boards, branded in Wates colours. The project was for 131 LM of construction hoarding, included 2 sets of vehicles gates in Wates colours.
The new commercial spaces at Dakeyne Street redevelopment will be BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rated development, comprising of workshops, offices and studio units, alongside meeting rooms and networking spaces. This project was a significant investment by Nottingham City Council in one of the most deprived wards in the city. The local community are also making use of the communal areas such as an indoor café, external courtyard and small lawn area for meetings and events.
The project was also designed to honour the heritage of the building and the city. The basements were previously used as air rate shelters during World War II, and historic items of clothing and other items were removed and preserved. By redressing and reusing bricks from the demolition site, 5 tonnes of carbon dioxide was saved. With a focus on sustainability, Hoard-it’s hoarding panels are designed to be reused and recycled.