It’s been a fantastic week for Nottingham, with a variety of positive stories showcasing the city’s great progress, development and confidence. Here’s our round-up of some of the top stories over the previous 7 days:

- HM Revenue and Customs have announced that they will relocate to the huge new Unity Square development following planning permission being granted earlier in the month. It is due to open in 2021 and will house 4,000 members of staff. Unity Square is at the heart of the Southern Gateway regeneration area which already has a number of major schemes underway.

- Plans from Nottingham City Council for a new office building at Nottingham Science Park have been given the green light. The three-storey office building will be constructed adjacent to the University of Nottingham, and will further enhance the award-winning Science Park which is home to some of Nottingham’s fast-growing technology companies.

- Plans have been approved for Imperial Tobacco's former Horizon factory in Nottingham to be demolished and replaced with industrial buildings as part of a £60 million bid to redevelop the site. The Henry Boot development, called New Horizon, will cover 28 acres and provide up to 500,000sq ft of new buildings, which could create more than 500 jobs.

- Some 80 jobs are set to be created by the University of Nottingham after plans to build a two-storey ‘world-leading’ research centre were approved. ThePower Electronics, Machine and Control Centre (PEMC) will be the latest addition to the University of Nottingham Innovation Park at its Triumph Road.

- Nottingham was one of the UK cities selected by one mobile network operators as a location where 5G technology will be available from next year. 5G - or 'fifth generation' - technology means Nottingham’s visitors and residents will be able to download data much faster to their phones, and there should be less lag (or 'latency') in connections.




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