Why Invest In
Nottingham

The thriving heart of the East Midlands

Why You Should Invest In The Nottingham Property Market

Nottingham city has a population of 305,700 (2011 Census) a £12.8 billion economy and is regarded as the principal financial and commercial centre of the East Midlands.

The city’s culture and awareness have matured in popularity over recent years as it continues to offer the best in education, employment, and lifestyle within the region. Be it the world-famous universities, top employers, award-winning parks or fantastic food & beverage and retail, Nottingham has something for everyone.

The city is also set to benefit as the HS2 network is constructed, with the East Midlands Hub base planned for Toton, on the outskirts of the city, further reducing journey times to London and bringing the rest of the country closer.

Nottingham is also home to two world-class universities, the University of Nottingham, and Nottingham Trent University, known internationally for the excellence of their research and the latter being awarded University of the Year in 2019.

The city reached a major milestone in its digital transformation as work began at the beginning of the year on the extension of its full-fibre network to reach almost every home and business in the city.

As part of a £117m private investment from CityFibre, Nottingham will benefit from a state-of-the-art full-fibre roll-out, meaning its residents and businesses will soon be able to enjoy access to the fastest, most reliable connectivity available.

Key Facts

  • Economy worth £12.8bn
  • 6% (231,600) are working age, 16-65 years old
  • 43,300 university students within Nottingham
  • Top 10 city for growth.
  • 2 world-class universities.
  • Youngest workforce of the core cities.
  • Number 1 for graduate employers
  • Nottingham has access to a workforce of 1.1m

Location

Nottingham

Population

331,297

Economy

£ 12.8 Billion

Employment

64.6%

Tourism

32 Million Visitors

Inward Investment

Currently under construction is a £2 billion redevelopment of the city centre’s Southside. The project comprises a City Hub college campus, Grade A office space, and a refurbished shopping complex, as well as the redevelopment of the central library and bus station.

This only adds to the £1bn which has already been invested in Nottingham’s infrastructure, with a growing network of light rail trams which enable rapid access for commuters and congestion-free movement, and an award-winning bus network which is one of the greenest in the UK.

A Major Regional City

As the financial epicentre of the East Midlands, Nottingham continues to grow and reposition itself into a major regional city with an enhanced national and international profile.

The city’s culture and awareness has matured in popularity over recent years as it continues to offer the best in education, employment and lifestyle within the region. Be it the world-famous universities, top employers, award-winning parks or fantastic food & beverage and retail, Nottingham has something for everyone.

Connectivity

A well-connected central location Its central location enables more than 20 million people to travel to the city within two hours. The M1 motorway is close by, with access to major cities to the north and south: London can be reached in 99 minutes, almost every UK region in two hours, and mainland Europe in four. One of the UK’s main freight and passenger airports is on the doorstep, flying to 90 international destinations, plus access within an hour to three further airports.

A commercial hub of success

Global companies like E.ON, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Speedo, Experian, Paul Smith and Changan are all thriving in the city. Over 50 regional and national companies have chosen Nottingham as their headquarters, with this number continuing to grow.

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