Work commences on warehouse demolition

June 12th, 2017

The first phase to demolish the Imperial Tobacco Bonded Warehouse buildings on Lenton’s Triumph Road commenced on Wednesday 14 June.

The old John Player warehouses, located on the University’s Jubilee campus, were built by John Player and Sons to house 20,000 tons of tobacco leaf. Operations at the buildings ceased in 2016 and the University acquired the site for redevelopment, meaning the warehouses will now be demolished.

The demolition project has been split into two phases:

  • Phase one consists of the two seven storey towers that are next to Wollaton Road and includes the lower level loading bays and offices. This phase is due for completion later this summer.
  • Phase two is the third rear, eight storey-tower. This will be cleared following the relocation of telecoms equipment.

The low-rise warehouses were cleared in 2016 and the main project is now well underway. The material from the warehouses will be recycled and eventually used in the construction of new roads and buildings.

Once cleared, the buildings will provide a development site that will enable the University of Nottingham to continue the progressive and sustainable development of our world-class campuses.

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June 16th, 2017 at 10:56 am

Olivia Preston

It’s great to see the development underway and read that the materials from the site will be used in the construction of new roads and buildings.

August 23rd, 2017 at 9:58 am


Disappointed to see the demolition of this iconic Nottingham landmark. Shame on the UoN!

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