About the town
Beeston has the largest town centre in Broxtowe Borough, attracting around 70,000 visitors each week. A popular retail centre with a diverse selection of independent shops and high street stores, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as craft fairs, general and farmers' markets.
Alongside the retail presence, Beeston is also home to many important professional service providers with marketing and financial companies, solicitors, property agents and alike populating the Broadgate and redeveloped Mill area on Wollaton Road.
Beeston has many popular points of interest including 'The Beeston Seat' a.k.a the Beekeeper statue and the green space at Broadgate Park.
To review current footfall figures for Beeston Town Centre, please visit the Town Centre Performance page.
How we’re investing in Beeston
The Beeston Masterplan was adopted in 2008 to ensure Beeston’s future vitality. It included developing a sustainable evening economy, accessible transport links and promoting high quality town centre development and public realm improvements.
Beeston Square Toilets Changing Places
Coming early 2023 we will be providing a new, state of the art and environmentally friendly public convenience facility to meet the needs of town centre visitors. The design incorporates a living green roof and a living wall, along with an air source heat pump to reduce the carbon footprint of facility.
The facility will provide two standard toilets, one accessible toilet and a larger ‘Changing Places’ toilet. The ‘Changing Places’ toilet offers a larger space and includes extra equipment such as a changing bench and hoist to support disabled people who need assistance.
The Square Phase 2
A new eight screen cinema and food and drink outlets opened in summer 2021. This development has created 30 jobs and is set to create new homes. Read more about Beeston Square Phase 2.
The Square Phase 1
The area was refurbished in 2015 to create a revitalised shopping area to encourage the night time economy. Flats have also been converted into a Business Hub to help new businesses grow. Read more about Beeston Business Hub.
£87,000 improvements to the play area thanks to the Council’s Pride in Parks scheme and external funding. Read more about the Pride in Parks scheme.
The Barton Quarter
250 new homes on the site of the former Barton Transport in a £50m scheme which includes two new green spaces.
Commissioned in the town centre to celebrate Beeston’s creativity, including two large pieces commissioned by the Council.
Public Sector Hub
Creation of a public sector hub at the Council Offices for residents to access Council, Police and Citizens Advice services in one place.
Cavendish Lodge and Devonshire Avenue
Sale of Cavendish Lodge and 14 Devonshire Avenue to provide new homes in Beeston.
Sale of Beeston Town Hall to secure the building’s future and create a new facility for the people of Beeston.
Tram extension opened in 2015, connecting Beeston to surrounding areas, the university campus, QMC, Nottingham City Centre and the Tram Park and Ride near to Junction 25 of the M1 Motorway.
New 62 space car park at Technology Drive with blue badge parking, electric vehicle charging points and dedicated bicycle storage. There are a further eight in electric vehicle charging points in the Portland Street car park. Find out more about Car Parking.
Please see our infographic(.pdf)(392KB) (Opens in new window) for a more detailed look into how Broxtowe Borough Council are investing in Beeston.