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Old August 1st, 2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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LEICESTER | No.1 Westbridge | 117m/82m/67m | App

Three new towers for Leicester, already approved.

The 177m | 39 floors main building will house a 5 star hotel and apartments.

The 79m | 27 floors and 61m 22 floors building will house apartments and all 3 will incorporate a mix of retail and leisure uses.

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Old August 1st, 2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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do they know what hotel it will be yet Lears?
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Old August 1st, 2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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do they know what hotel it will be yet Lears?
No not yet. From what I understand, the two smaller towers will be built first and then the 39 storey tower. There are negotiations going on with hotel companies.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 03:15 PM   #4
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Just a note to say that more renders can be seen within the thread under the World Development/Highrises forum HERE
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Old August 1st, 2007, 09:15 PM   #6
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I hope they have a webcam onsite for the development, I would love to see the building in construction.

For all those that dont know - Development is due to begin early next year (Approx: Feb)
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I think this.... will be FACKING AMAZIN!!

How do they do this? Is just dosnt seem structurally possible...but obviously it is lol!

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Which bit do you mean danz?
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the part in the picture i just posted.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 09:34 PM   #10
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You can do anything these day! What haven't we got in terms of technology to produce great buildings.
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Its just glass curtainwall spanning 2.5 / 3 floors, the steel columns hold the building up and the exterior closure doesnt have much structural value, hence why the steel frame goes up first and then it is clad. The triple height spaces are easiley achieved too
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Its a bar on one side and a gym on the other. I wonder how they will control the noise - so not to distrub the other residents?
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They can put quite good sound insulation in the partitions these days.
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If thats part of the hotel... I will defaintely be paying to go in there when they complete it. The view must be amazing. They need to have a skybar in there like Cloud23 in the Hilton Tower in manchester
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It's literally described as a 'Skybar' by the developers and will be between the hotel below and the apartments above.
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I think this.... will be FACKING AMAZIN!!

How do they do this? Is just dosnt seem structurally possible...but obviously it is lol!

yeah that does look quality. be a nice place to chill out with a spliff
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Went past the No.1 Westbridge site today and there is a lot of digging work going on. I'm assuming this is for an archeological dig, because the site is alongside the western part of the old Roman wall.

It is also a stones throw from where some of the best Roman mosaics in Britain have been found, as well as plenty of other evidence of Roman times.

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You dont want that when they come across something like that it can hold up the project for ages
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You dont want that when they come across something like that it can hold up the project for ages
Don't think they'll find anything of such a high quality. I think the site used to be an old dyeworks. Bet most of the remains below have been badly damaged. Who knows though?
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I know but they will take the piss and do it thoroughly even if they dont find owt so can hold projects up quite a bit, its the same when they come across an old burial ground on a building site, the construction work halts while they get all the archeologists in
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