Exciting plans for Nottingham’s newest canal-side development, The Island Quarter, continue to be revealed following support from Knights’ Licensing team.

The three-storey, 36-acre development on the city centre’s East Side offers a unique space with planning permission for modern housing, grade-A workspaces, bars, restaurants and public spaces.

New plans are being unveiled all the time following the opening of restaurants and bars in first phase of the project – made possible by support from Knights’ Licensing team.

Led by Jo Soar, with support from Lesleyann Harper, Caroline Twist and a team of specialists, Knights secured the alcohol and entertainment licences for the development alongside a Marriage Approval Licence to allow marriages and civil partnerships to take place on site.

The development is being built by The Conygar Investment Company and is already  home to Binks Yard, Cleaver and Wake and an events floor with rooftop terrace all led by 2018 MasterChef: The Professionals winner, chef patron Laurence Henry.

The Conygar Investment Company acquired the Island Quarter site in December 2016.  Formerly the headquarters and laboratories of Boots, the site has stood vacant for much of the last 25 years.

John Whitehead, Food, Beverage & Events Project Director for The Island Quarter said:

“We’d like to thank the team at Knights for a super job in helping us with our licensing applications and helping some of us get through the DPS exam.

"Jo and her team are consummate professionals, on hand at a moment’s notice and represent great value for money – we can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Jo Soar, Senior Associate at Knights, said:

“It has been a pleasure to be involved in the licensing work for the fabulous new venue which is a great addition to Nottingham’s hospitality offering.

“We have enjoyed working with an experienced and professional team to bring the floorplans to life and obtain the relevant licences to suit the needs of the business."