Iberico World Tapas is opening a second venue
Possibly the most exciting news for us foodies is that Iberico – which is one of my favourite places to eat out in Nottingham and does AMAZING tapas – is opening its second venture, Bar Iberico, on August 22nd. It's going to be on Carlton Street in the trendy going-out area of Hockley, and will have the same gorgeous authentic tapas with a slightly more laid-back atmosphere. And I bagged myself an invite to the opening night in this blog so see you there!
Nottingham Trent University students are a happy lot
The recent National Student Survey found out that students at NTU are the 6th most satisfied students in the UK. And why wouldn't they be?! Nottingham is an awesome place to study, I moved here to study at Nottingham Uni a few (ahem) years ago. According to the survey, 93% of students would recommend NTU to others, which is pretty fantastic, well done NTU!
Nottingham City Council has approved plans for more than 210,000 sq. feet of new office space at the NG2 business park on Queens Drive (about a mile from West Bridgford). Miller Birch will be developing the site, where Experian, Speedo and the Bank of England already have offices, creating about 1000 new jobs. If you're one of the people relocating to a business in the new NG2 offices you know where we are...
Gusto to open a new restaurant in West Bridgford
I did say I was foodie didn't I?! Well, we've been wondering what would happen to the site where the Monkey Tree used to be on Bridgford Road in West Bridgford for a while... and it's going to the East Midlands' first Gusto restaurant. According to the website, Gusto offers classic and contemporary Italian fare and aims to make the everyday "exquisite". Sounds good to me, I can't wait to visit, as well as being a very welcome addition to the fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants we have in West Bridgford it's going to mean a £1 million injection into the local economy and will create 50 new jobs.
More good news for businesses... we've heard on the grapevine that Accelerate Places Nottingham is opening a new 22,000 sq. feet office space for growing technology businesses. The hub – on Wollaton Street, right in the middle of town – will provide office and meeting space for tech businesses and software developers. Accelerate Places see Nottingham as the perfect place to set up a new hub and create a technology community because we already have some very successful large businesses here, lots of new companies with great ideas, the Creative Quarter, two universities and loads and loads of talent. They want to put Nottingham on the map so that we compete with Manchester and London as tech centres.
So, even during one of the quietest months of the year there's still heaps going on, Nottingham really is thriving. If we've missed any great local business news feel free to share it below. And if you're relocating to Nottingham soon get in touch to book a serviced apartment or find out how we can help.