Urban Room Nottingham
The Urban Room was located in a high street shop renovated through a Townscape Heritage Scheme. The premises offered ground floor space for exhibitions and events and a basement available to hire for workshops, meetings and events. The Urban Room was a fundamental vehicle for the delivery of the Co-PLACE programme: a neutral space with an inspirational and creative atmosphere that helped people relax and gave them the confidence to participate in activities, given the friendly and welcoming environment. In the wake of the 2020 Pandemic Crisis, during the first lock-down, the Urban Room evolved into a virtual platform to continue to serve the community and provide ongoing opportunities for the delivery of Co-PLACE.
Location: 38 Carrington Street, Nottingham
Operated by: Urban Room Steering Group
Commissioned by: Urban Room Partnership: Nottingham City Council; Historic England; Urban Design Group; RIBA; NDSA; University of Nottingham; Nottingham Trent University.
When was UR open?: 2018-2020
Timing: Temporary shop lease 2018-2020, then as a pop-up. Due to reopen in March 2024 as a permanent UR
Space: Renovated former shop in a historic building within a city centre regeneration area
How was it funded and resorced: Lottery Fund Heritage Action Zone; in kind and donations from partners