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Dunkirk, Nottingham

Dunkirk is a residential area of Nottingham, England which is located to the south east of the University of Nottingham and the Queen's Medical Centre. It is in the electoral ward of 'Dunkirk and Lenton', part of the Nottingham South constituency with a population of 10,920 in the 2011 census.[1]

Dunkirk is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population10,920 (ward. 2011)
OS grid referenceSK5483338302
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG7
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°56′20″N 1°11′02″W / 52.939°N 1.184°W / 52.939; -1.184Coordinates: 52°56′20″N 1°11′02″W / 52.939°N 1.184°W / 52.939; -1.184

While home to many permanent residents of Nottingham, the area also houses numerous students, including many international students, mainly from East and Southeast Asia. The area has become increasingly popular in the last decade due to its proximity to the university.

Dunkirk has a nursery, primary school and the Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology; socially, there is the Old Lenton and Dunkirk Community Centre.

Dunkirk also has a small industrial area, next to the Nottingham Canal. Nottingham Science and Technology Park, Nottingham Science Park,[2] is also located in Dunkirk.

There is a large cinema and entertainment centre across the canal from Dunkirk, adjacent to Clifton Boulevard (A52 road).


Dunkirk has a population of just over 10,000, with the average household size being 2.90, and the population density per hectare is 20.90.

Dunkirk is ethnically mixed, with 60% of the people being White British and 40% being from various countries such as: 5.1% from Iran, 4.7% from India, 3.69% from Pakistan, 6.05% from China, 3.6% from Africa, 3.5% from the Caribbean and 2% from the Arab World.

36.3% of the population consider themselves Christian, 10.3% consider themselves Muslim, 2.8% are Hindu, 1.2% are Jewish, 1.9% are Buddhist and 1.4% are Sikh.

60.4% of the people are aged between 16-24 and 11.5% are 30-44[3], highlighting Dunkirk's high student population due to its proximity to Nottingham's University Park Campus.

Health careEdit

The Queens Medical Centre is an accident and emergency hospital situated in the area. Until 2012 the QMC was the largest hospital in the United Kingdom and the largest teaching hospital in Europe, and still is the largest teaching hospital in Europe. The hospital employs over 6,000 people and the total area of the floors of the main block is 30 square miles.

The QMC has an overhead bridge to the University of Nottingham main campus. Inside the QMC is a hotel, academy, Costa, clothes shops and Amigos.

There is a stop for the Nottingham Express Tram at the Queen's Medical Centre.


Dunkirk is situated in an important economical zone for Greater Nottingham; it along with neighbouring Beeston Rylands is home to a number of international and regional headquarters such as Games Workshop, Experian, Black Horse, CIS, Abbeyfield Estates, Specsavers, Arck, Coutts, Zurich, HSBC, Speedo, Bank of England, tcp, HBOS plc and Vision Express.[4]


Dunkirk's surrounding area is home to two retail parks, Castle Marina Retail Park and Riverside Retail Park. Castle Marina Retail Park is filled with a number of high-profile furniture shops, Costa, PC World, Sainsbury's and several eateries. Riverside Retail Park has a B&Q megastore, Toys R Us as well as a few high street units.[5][6]

There is also a number of car dealerships, including Porsche, Maserati and Ferrari.

Neighbouring areasEdit

  • Lenton to the north and east.
  • Beeston to the west and south-west.


Bus services in Dunkirk, Nottingham
Bus operator Line Destination(s) Notes
Nottingham City Transport 34 Nottingham → Derby Road → QMCUniversity Park Campus [7]
48 NottinghamRailway StationMeadows → Electric Avenue → Clifton BridgeClifton (Southchurch Drive, Nobel Road) [8]
48X NottinghamRailway StationMeadows → Queen's Drive → Clifton BridgeClifton (Southchurch Drive, Nobel Road) [9]
49 NottinghamRailway Station → Queen's Drive → NG2 Business Park → Electric Avenue → Clifton Bridge → Thane Road → Boots Factory [10]
49X NottinghamRailway Station → Queen's Drive → NG2 Business Park → Queen's Drive → Clifton Bridge → Thane Road → Boots Factory [11]
53 ArnoldDaybrookCity HospitalBasford → Western Boulevard → Jubilee CampusQMCShowcase CinemasClifton [12]
53B DaybrookCity HospitalBasford → Western Boulevard → Jubilee CampusQMCShowcase CinemasClifton [13]
Trentbarton eighteen NottinghamBeestonStapleford [14]
indigo NottinghamLong EatonDerby / Briar Gate [15]
Skylink Nottingham NottinghamLong EatonEast Midlands AirportLoughborough / Coalville [16]
20 NottinghamRylandsBeestonStaplefordIlkestonHeanor [17]
Nottingham Community Transport L64 NottinghamQMC → Fabis Drive → Clifton [18]
W1 Nottingham → Castle Bridge Road → Lenton Lane Industrial Estate [19]
Centrelink Victoria Bus Station → Maid Marian Way → Nottingham Train Station → Queen's Drive P&R [20]
Medilink City Hospital → Wilkinson Street P&R → QMC → Queen's Drive P&R [21]
University Hopperbus 901 Nottingham (Weekends) → University ParkShowcase Cinemas → Clifton Lane → Sutton Bonington [22]


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