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Plans passed for Nottingham Trent University Enterprise Innovation Centre

Planning permission has been granted for a new Enterprise Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University.

Enterprise Innovation Centre artist impression
Enterprise Innovation Centre
Enterprise Innovation Centre artist impression

Planning permission has been granted for a new Enterprise Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University.

The building will be the focal point of the University’s enterprise activities – from supporting start-up companies to commercialising research, advising on intellectual property and offering services to local businesses.

The £8m, four-storey building will be linked to the University’s existing Dryden Centre at the City Campus and will provide the flexible space needed to accommodate entrepreneurs and businesses.

Mike Carr, Executive Dean for Enterprise at NTU, said: “The granting of planning permission means we have passed another significant milestone in the creation of our new Enterprise Innovation Centre. The centre represents a further investment by Nottingham Trent University and confirms our intention to work closely with local employers and our civic partners to further enhance the city’s reputation for starting and growing successful businesses.”

The centre is planned to open in late 2020 and will become the new home for the Hive, which is currently based in the University’s Maudslay building. The Hive offers mentoring, support, training and networking opportunities for students, graduates, staff and other entrepreneurs launching a business or social enterprise.

Nottingham City Council granted planning permission for the new Enterprise Innovation Centre on February 18.

  • Notes for editors

    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2017 at the Times Higher Education Awards, and Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    NTU is one of the largest UK universities. With 30,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings. 96% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.

    Our student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 88% satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Satisfaction Survey.
    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    NTU is home to world-class research, and won The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage; enable safer production of powdered infant formula; and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of over 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

Published on 20 February 2019
  • Subject area: Business, management and marketing
  • Category: Press office