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Nottingham's Big Challenge Win

The Big Challenge is a youth focussed prize fund designed to make a difference in local communities. I’m pleased to be able to report that following the latest round of applications a plan to regenerate the Lace Market Square has won funding!

The winning proposal, put forward by Bobby Goulding, involves using the central building as a shop space to showcase upcoming designers and design-focused retailers. Under the plan, designers will each have a period of 3-4 months to display their skills/products.  The area will also be used to host lectures, workshops, and community events, as well as discussions and think tanks in the café area.

Nottingham has long been at the forefront of design, thanks in part to the presence of the universities, so this could be a great way to draw attention to the creative output of our city, and the Lace Market Square is a space that has been woefully underused so this could be just the project it needs.