March 17th, 2017
Update: Portland landscaping works have now commenced.
The first phase of the landscaping involved the removal of a number of cherry trees. These trees have been identified as in terminal decline for a number of years with evidence of considerable basal decay and signs of significant crown dieback. They have been removed to make way for 34 new trees, which will be planted as part of the overall landscaping works. Local contractor J Tomlinson have been contracted to carry out this work. Find out more about the University’s long-term strategy for the enhancement of our existing trees across campus.
Portland landscaping works are due to commence on Monday 27 March. The whole of Portland Hill (the grassy area facing the big screen at the back of the Portland Building) will be closed from this date as site fencing is erected and the works begin taking place.
This marks the beginning of phase three of the Portland Building redevelopment. Portland Hill will be closed from Monday 27 March until the start of the 2017/2018 academic year while the works take place.
The Portland Building, Portland Hill road and Cherry Tree Hill will not be affected by the works and will remain open. Staff and students will still be able to access the Portland Building through the entrance beneath the big screen.
Supported by funds from The University of Nottingham’s Impact Campaign, the landscaping works include the introduction of a new hardstanding pavilion by the bus stop with tiered stairs leading down to the Portland Building that will act as amphitheatre-style seating. There will also be cascading water features and the area will be used as a screening venue for events such as outdoor cinema nights, big sports events or graduation.
Find out more about what’s in store for the Portland Building redevelopments.
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