Eastwood

Eastwood

Eastwood is located in the north of the Borough and is well known as being the birth place of D.H. Lawrence.

About the town

Eastwood has a wide range of businesses, including a vibrant retail centre comprising of a good mix of small and larger shops. The heritage of Eastwood is prominent within the town centre. 

Image of the band stand in Eastwood Town Centre

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How we're investing in Eastwood

Levelling Up Fund

A bid for £20m has been submitted to Government as part of the Levelling Up Fund. If successful, the funding would enable the following projects to be delivered:

D.H. Lawrence Library, Health and Life Chances Centre

  • A new health and wellbeing hub in the heart of the town centre that will house a new GP surgery, pharmacy, library, 5-lane community swimming pool, boxing club and women’s services.

  • Better health facilities are needed in Eastwood and this new Centre will provide brand new, modern facilities for residents of Eastwood as well as brand new leisure facilities for residents to enjoy.

Durban House Community Hub

  • Transformation of an important historic building in Eastwood into a low-carbon, energy-efficient community hub. Services will be overseen by the Durban House Community Hub group, which is a registered charity.

  • Funding will enable the structural changes needed to allow these services to run from Durban House. This will involve making the building more environmentally-friendly through insulation and a new heating system, and redesigning some of the rooms and corridors in the building to make it more user friendly.

  • One of the main services that will be offered is a dementia day care facility.

  • Other services will include a healthy eating café, community garden, employability support, mental health support groups, and health and fitness classes.

Cycle Path Network

  • The cycle path project would create a network of active travel routes around and through Eastwood. In particular, the routes will connect the town centre to key large employment sites in the area to enable environmentally-friendly methods of commuting.

  • It will also connect Eastwood to other important places, such as employment sites including Giltbrook Shopping Park and Panattoni Park, as well as Kimberley and onwards routes into Derbyshire.

  • These routes would allow more people to cycle and walk to commute to work and for leisure purposes and would encourage more visitors to the area.

  • It would also support reducing carbon emissions and healthier lifestyle choices.

Mushroom Farm Court

Mushroom Farm Court Steel

Two new industrial units, as part of a £198,000 investment from the Broxtowe Borough Council and D2N2 LEP via the Local Growth Fund (LGF).

The light industrial units have been constructed at the Council owned Mushroom Farm Court site, on Meadowbank Way and are similar to the seven existing units on site.

The project has been co-funded by the Council with £115,000 from D2N2 LEP, from the LGF programme. As a result of the project, over £1million of gross value is expected to be added to the local economy over ten years, as well as the new floorspace delivered creating new jobs.

Nottingham 26

Nottingham 26 is a new 55 acre industrial development offering flexible buildings from 50,000 sq ft to 900,000 sq ft. The site is located to the west of Eastwood town centre, lying eight miles to the northwest of Nottingham.

Exterior of the DH Lawrence Birthplace MuseumHeritage

Eastwood has a rich heritage and is home to the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace museum and gift shop (Opens in a New Window) which has been named a Visit England Hidden Gem thanks to its exceptionally interesting tour, the outstanding knowledge and enthusiasm and great visitor care displayed by the staff, the intriguing human interest information provided and the overall high level of presentation and maintenance of the museum.

The Museum, at 8a Victoria Street is where D.H Lawrence was born on 11th September 1885. Founded in 1976 by local enthusiasts, the Museum has grown into a high quality tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Open to the public via guided and self-guided tours, enjoy a relaxed, and personal, step back in time to the early years of this Eastwood family. 

Mansfield Road Recreation Ground

£28,000 play area improvements at Mansfield Road Recreation Ground. Read more about the Pride in Parks scheme.

Car Parking 

Eight electric vehicle charging points in the Victoria Street car park. Find out more about Car Parking.


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