38 Carrington Street

- A new exhibition venue and 'urban room for Nottingham. 

Nottingham, like any city is in constant change. New buildings, streets, people and places. Old buildings rediscovered, heritage re-imagined.

Like may post war cities in the UK, Nottingham has seen considerable change in terms of architecture, urban design, community and economics. Some changes have been good, others not so.

Our aim is to ask the simple question, what can we learn from the past, our community and the rest of the world to shape the best possible city to live and work? 

And more importantly we want you to join the conversation and get involved. 

Exhibitions and Events Programme

Our exhibitions and events programme aims to create stimulus, conversation and debate, around issues of architecture, community, heritage, urban design in Nottingham. This means having a wide debate with everyone in the community. It also means looking beyond the city for the best examples.

Exhibitions and events are planned and delivered by the partner organisations and visiting parties.

If you are interested in organising an exhibition or event at 38 Carrington Street, fill in the following form. 

The Partners

Our aim is to engage the public, students, local government, community groups, the arhitecture and property industry in conversation and debate on city wide issues. To support this conversation we’ll aim to bring the best examples of good practice and visionary projects to the city so we can observe, learn and become equally as visionary.

38 Carrington Street is an independent partnership between Nottingham City Council, University of Nottingham, Historic England, Nottingham and Derby Society of Architect and Royal Institute of British Architects. Funding to reinstate the historic shopfront and fit-out the internal space was provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Carrington Street Area Townscape Heritage Scheme. Lighting has been sponsored by Fagerhult, with M&E fit-out sponsored by J Tomlinson.

Exhibition and events spaces like 38 Carrington Street are often referred to as ‘Urban Rooms’ and is part of growing network throughout the UK and the world dedicated to improving our built environment. The project is supported by the following partners.