Newest, greenest commercial development opens up prime town centre hotspot to retailers

October 3, 2013 1:01 pm

The first green commercial development to be built in the heart of Mansfield is set to open up one of the busiest retail locations in Nottinghamshire’s largest town.


With an average daily footfall of around 13,000, the brand new 2.4m retail and office development, Queen’s Place, has more passing trade than East Midlands Airport.  Queen’s Place, which is owned by Mansfield District Council, provides retailers with some 3,171sqft (294.6sqm) split across two units in the landmark building.

Due for completion next month (November 2013), Queen’s Place will create an iconic new gateway for the town centre. Located next to Mansfield’s brand new 9m bus station and its train station, most of the five million bus and train passengers pass the building to reach the bustling town centre.

There are two major and exciting retail opportunities at Queen’s Place:

  • The larger retail unit, at 177.6sqm, opens out onto a refurbished outdoor space and potential seating area on Queen’s Street. Its prime location, design, layout and outdoor space make for an ideal food and drink outlet.
  • The smaller retail unit, at 117sqm, with its floor-to-ceiling glazed frontage facing the transport interchange, provides retailers with one of the most visible window displays in the town. In addition to visibility by bus and rail passengers, the frontage is on the approach for drivers using the one-way, town centre, inner ring road.


With an A rating for energy performance and an expected excellent BREEAM rating, Queen’s Place will be the greenest building in Mansfield town centre.  Mike Robinson, Head of Regeneration, Leisure and Marketing at Mansfield District Council said: “The standard guarantees extremely low running costs, which will enable retailers to occupy the most up-to-date and environmentally sustainable, landmark building in the town centre at very competitive rates.  But retailers will benefit most from occupying a building run and managed by a Council absolutely committed to the growth of the town centre.  Mansfield is going places. The town centre has seen somewhat of a revival despite the downturn. That’s thanks to major levels of investment and a really strong public and private sector partnership driving growth.”

Nottinghamshire’s largest town has seen millions of pounds worth of investment in the last 15 years, including a 200m major road providing faster connection with surrounding towns, a £9m new bus station, the revamp of the town centre’s historic area, free WIFI in the town centre and the fastest-growing Further Education college in the area. The Council has approved several large-scale residential developments, which will see thousands of new homes built to house the expanding population.

Mike Robinson added: “All this, coupled with the town’s flourishing business club, a hard-working Business Improvement District in the town centre and a local authority championing events and campaigns to get everyone using their town centre, make Mansfield a great commercial opportunity for any retailer.”

For retail enquiries call Matt Hannah or Kate Richardson on 0115 924 3243 or email or

For office enquiries call Giles Davis on 0115 924 3243 or email



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