Nottingham Trent University have submitted plans to build a 16,300 sq ft office building on the site of a former Indian restaurant on Goldsmith Street.
If approved, the offices would be able to accommodation 200 people on the site of the demolished former Posh Spice building at 23 Goldsmith Street, located next to Rescue Rooms and Stealth.
Nottingham Trent University says it wants to build the office space to "further cement the university's profile in the area."
Commenting on the application, director of estates and resources for Nottingham Trent University, Ged O'Donoghue, said: "Nottingham Trent University is keen to regenerate the site and we have submitted planning permission for the construction of a new building. We are in the process of drawing up detailed proposals for its future use, which could include office and teaching space."
Architects CPMG have been designated as designing the development and suggested take up for office space had been constrained due to the lack of quality A grade office space. This has resulted in a requirement of 250,000 sq ft.
They also said: "If there is to be continued growth within these sectors and other office based industries it is essential that there is a continued investment into grade A office space. Under investment in this area could lead to Nottingham losing its position as a regional centre for business and being unable to compete with other Core Cities such as Bristol, Leeds and Manchester."