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The AMP unveiled as new name for Arnold Market Development

Date Posted: 2:25 PM on Wed, 1 December 2021 The AMP in Arnold

The AMP has been unveiled as the name for the new multi-million pound Arnold Market Place development.

The name is an acronym of the famous Arnold Market Place but it can also mean amplification and amphitheatre, as it will be a space used for events and entertainment. The new name will be officially unveiled tomorrow on new hoardings outside the development by Councillors and partners involved in the project.

The concept was unveiled following consultation with local residents and businesses and after looking at several options, The AMP stood out as the obvious choice for this exciting project.

The idea behind the name is to create something that we associate with a modern development that helps our community and local economy thrive. The colour scheme and design were created to instil a feeling of community spirit and togetherness. It’s also an idea that reflects a forward thinking project with a bold, modern identity.

The announcement of the new name coincides with a launch of a new website where residents can find out about all the latest news about the development. There is also details about how businesses can find out more information about the units and how they can enquire about letting them.

The site is being constructed by developers G F Tomlinso, the company, who previously built the council’s iconic Café 1899 at Gedling Country Park. Works are well underway with the installation of the first floor, elevator shafts and stairways as well as the installation of the exterior steel works.

The project means that Arnold Town Centre will receive the most significant investment it has ever had with up to £4 million allocated to the project as part of the council’s plan to revitalise the centre and create a new space that will help boost visitors to the town centre and support local businesses.

A new public space will be created as a central focal point for The AMP. The new building will provide seven small outlets for local independent businesses with flexible space above, which could be used for a variety of commercial options.

Funding for this project is coming from the council’s capital programme budget, boosted by a successful bid for £1.25 million from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund that supports town centre improvements. The project will create around 40 new jobs through business employment and through the construction of the new buildings. The building is expected to open in spring 2022.

Craig Stopper, Framework Construction Manager at G F Tomlinson, said:

“We are delighted to see the new name be unveiled to the public as we continue to make great progress.

The project was secured via the Scape Regional Construction framework back in 2018 and we are thrilled to have already begun the next phase of the build, which includes installing key elements of the interior, such as stairways and elevators shafts.

The AMP will provide Arnold with a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will serve the community and many businesses for years to come. The website will also be a great addition in allowing the local community to access regular updates on the project as it takes shape.”

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said:

“We’re very pleased to reveal the name for this exciting project for Arnold Town Centre and residents of Gedling Borough. The AMP will attract up and coming independent businesses to our town while ensuring that the history of the market place is not forgotten. I would like to thank all of the local residents and businesses for their contributions during the consultation on the proposals for the new name.”

Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne said:

“We are now at a critical moment for the project where we are now inviting businesses to come forward who are interested in working in this fantastic building and the launch of the new website will help us bring in new ventures to the area. As you can see, The AMP name is bold, innovative and it is a great development that will help revitalise the town centre and create a more vibrant economy when it opens in spring 2022.”