Significant Medieval find during work on new Confetti building

Tuesday February 14, 2017

The archaeologists working on the construction site of our new creative and digital learning space have unearthed the best preserved medieval site seen in Nottingham for 15 years!

Trent & Peak Archaeology (part of York Archaeological Trust) have discovered enclosure ditches and square rock cut pits filled with pottery, glass and roof tiles which leads them to think that in Medieval times people were making pottery pretty close to the Confetti site – seems that Confetti has been the place to create for a lot longer than we’ve been here!

The artefacts are currently being taken away from the site, so that they can be cleaned and have more tests carried out on them.

We’ve been down on the site every day taking pictures, so you can get a glimpse of some of the interesting stuff that is going on behind the big white hoardings, check out our mini gallery below.

Marc Preite, Nottingham Trent University’s project manager for the new development, said the find wouldn’t delay the work in any way as he had planned for archaeological work and allowed enough time for any artefacts to be dealt with properly.

Confetti’s Director of Operations, Greg Marshall said: “It seems quite appropriate that our new digital media hub could be built on a site where a creative industry was practiced hundreds of years ago.”

The new digital media hub is due to open in autumn 2018 and will be the place to design, create, produce and develop – giving our students even more opportunities to DO IT FOR REAL.

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