The large seven-storey glass and terra cotta office block – planned to go next to the East Midlands Development Agency building – was given planning consent yesterday.
However, councillors told the meeting that “first-class design” was needed to generate more business interest in the rest of the 13.7 hectare regeneration zone..
Coun Cat Arnold told the meeting: “I do think it is important we have a first-class design if we are going to attract business, especially when the competition is tough.
“The problem I really have is it does have a 1960s look to it. It is monolithic.”
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