24th May 2024Construction1 TIQ



PHASE one of The Island Quarter has won a prestigious Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) Regional Award in the East Midlands for the thoughtful design delivered by Jestico + Whiles.

The ceremony on Thursday 23 May commended the unlocking of the post-industrial brownfield site, 1 The Island Quarter (1TIQ), which has now formed a gateway to a new cultural hub in Nottingham City Centre, boasting two restaurants, an events venue and outdoor live music and entertainment space.

Christopher Ware, property director at Conygar, said: “As the first phase of our 36-acre development, 1TIQ had to represent what we wanted to achieve across the wider masterplan – a space that celebrates the site’s vast history while bringing it into economic use for the future. Alongside Jestico + Whiles, we have achieved this by not compromising quality and user experience at any stage of the design.

“Winning the RIBA award is a fantastic achievement, that solidifies our commitment to regenerating the site and establishing a sense of place for the area that celebrates its extensive industrial history.”

Some of the carefully considered design features that caught the attention of judges include the use of red brick from the Nottingham Patent Brick Company and the repeated motif of the arches across the facade to reflect the links to the old railway building on site.

James Dilley, director at Jestico + Whiles, said: “Every aspect of the design for 1TIQ is the result of research and collaboration, to ensure we delivered a space that began a true transformation of the site, which has been derelict for 30 years. Working alongside Conygar and the masterplanning team we have created something to be proud of and it’s rewarding to have that recognised with this RIBA Award.”

RIBA’s ambition is to support British architects and the awards recognise those leading the way for the region in design excellence.

For more information on The Island Quarter masterplan, visit theislandquarter.com/masterplan


For more information, please contact  Peter Mumford or Lucy Torr at Cartwright Communications on 0115 853 2110 or email [email protected]

About The Island Quarter

The Island Quarter is an exciting mixed-use development and unique, not just for Nottingham but for the Midlands and the UK. The 36-acre site will be totally transformed to bring new homes, grade A office space, creative spaces, a lifestyle hotel, PRS apartments and co-working space, retail units, a ‘linear’ park and vibrant community and event space as well as student accommodation to the city.

The development is a vital part of the regeneration of Nottingham’s Southside and the developers are working closely with Nottingham City Council to align with its vision for the city.

About The Conygar Investment Company PLC

The Conygar Investment Company PLC is an AIM quoted property investment and development group dealing primarily in UK property. The group aims to invest in property assets where it can add significant value using our property management, development and transaction structuring skills.

Conygar purchased The Island Quarter site in 2016.

The Island Quarter is proud to support T-BAC and JUNO.