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Old May 27th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #81
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anyone got any photos of the apartments, or the views from? would be interesting to see how it had turned out. What happened to marky and stevehewis who I thought were moving in.
Here are a a few of our apartment on the 29th floor.















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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:01 AM   #82
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Thanks pault - nice pictures. I particularly like the 6th one with the city at dusk through the window.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #83
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Old June 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #84
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From yesterday's Business Desk:


DTZ has advised Bridgewater Place on the completion of yet another commercial letting at the tallest building in Leeds, leaving the building 100% occupied.

DWF has agreed a 15 year lease, with an option to determine on the tenth anniversary, on office space comprising 31,000 sq ft.

Eamon Fox, associate director at DTZ, said: “The iconic Bridgewater Place forms part of the new corporate city district south of Leeds rail station, offering a superior location for a broad range of occupiers including; Eversheads Solictors, Ernst & Young, BDO Stoy Hayward, Operon and now, DWF Solicitors, leaving an impressive occupier profile within the building."
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Old July 18th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #85
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Old July 18th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #86
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North Eastern views from my balcony...
The weather must have been better on your side of the building, I nearly got blown of our balcony today when I went out to water the plants! Got stuck in the lift today when the Otis engineers were servicing them, dangerous place to live!
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great photos boys - you've got nice little hutches there!
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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #88
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great photos boys - you've got nice little hutches there!
I prefer to call it a "room" with a view !, you cheeky cockanese git
.. umm is that the time ! Ah The Grove awaits me, Cheers lads
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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #89
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I prefer to call it a "room" with a view !, you cheeky cockanese git
.. umm is that the time ! Ah The Grove awaits me, Cheers lads
How are you finding it in Bridgewater Markie are you enjoying it..???
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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:33 PM   #90
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Got stuck in the lift today when the Otis engineers were servicing them,
You're meant to wait until they've finished servicing the lift before using it
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Old July 21st, 2008, 08:15 PM   #91
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You're meant to wait until they've finished servicing the lift before using it
I wish someone had told me they were servicing the lift! I'm moving in to a bungalow
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Old July 21st, 2008, 08:17 PM   #92
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great photos boys - you've got nice little hutches there!
Funny you should say that because my parents brought their house rabbit around for the day at the weekend. I think it was pleased to get back to it's hutch ... it's a duplex hutch as well! I aspire one day to live in a place as grand as that raddit has ...
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Got stuck in the lift today when the Otis engineers were servicing them, dangerous place to live!
Thank yourself lucky !
About 2 months ago a married couple with their brother in law and baby got stuck in the lift for 50 min.. after the otis engineers had arrived and released them the brother in law and baby departed, 1 min later ! the couple returned to a different lift and guess what ! Yes thats right they got stuck in the lift AGAIN !!!
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Old July 21st, 2008, 10:28 PM   #94
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Thank yourself lucky !
About 2 months ago a married couple with their brother in law and baby got stuck in the lift for 50 min.. after the otis engineers had arrived and released them the brother in law and baby departed, 1 min later ! the couple returned to a different lift and guess what ! Yes thats right they got stuck in the lift AGAIN !!!
What is it with the Bridgewater lifts! Do you think they will eveer repair the damage that has been done to the inside, I know this has been promised ...
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What is it with the Bridgewater lifts! Do you think they will eveer repair the damage that has been done to the inside, I know this has been promised ...
Hi Paul, I know it's an absolute disgrace ! Seen as though we are paying top dollar for our service charge, I've reported the matter to adair paxton, and at the last tennants committee meeting, word has it that some money has been set aside, the reason why the lifts are in their current and damaged state was because of the ongiong fitting out of the apartments on all levels by BKL interiors.. who said that they and Linfoots would pay for the interal and external servicing of all 3 lifts,.. this to be done when BKL finish at BWP, BKL finished all work 2months ago ! so I'd of though that a servicing and refurb would of been complete by now, but wait for it rumour has it that BKL and Linfoots are at loggerheads as to who pays, while we are stuck in the bastard middle, the argument ensues...

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Got your invite today for HUV party,.. umm bit too late
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:58 AM   #96
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Maybe you're paying such a high service charge because they have to keep getting people in to fix the lifts.
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Ooooh


Fins may solve Aedas tower's wind grief

Aedas may add 'fins' to its 32-storey Bridgewater Place skyscraper in Leeds – the tallest tower in Yorkshire – in a bid to reduce the effects of 'dangerous' winds around its base.

During storms earlier this year roads had to be closed next to the city-centre office and residential block, known locally as the Dalek, and roadside barriers were later installed on Water Lane to protect pedestrians.

According to reports people had been knocked into the street by gusts and others had their glasses blown off their faces.

Now Aedas has admitted it is working with Bovis and the BRE to 'identify possible solutions' to what Leeds City Council described as a 'wind-tunnel effect'.

The practice's regional director Michael Gardner said: 'We are presently retesting the base design and developing a test concept that mimics the current site conditions.'

He added: 'Data collected on site, combined with test results, will help inform the assessment of mitigation measures and ultimately assist with the selection of appropriate actions.'

Leeds-based engineer Garry Palmer, a director of advanced design and sustainable development at Faber Maunsell AECOM, believes the Aedas team will be primarily looking at how to mitigate 'vortex shedding on the leeward side' caused by westerly winds.

He said: 'There are a number of issues that should be considered… the curvilinear facade and its orientation as well as the very close proximity of the building to the junction of busy roads and pedestrian routes.'

It is understood solutions being considered include the addition of canopies above entrances, the introduction of street architecture and adding vertical fins to the facade.


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Some trees on the streets outside wouldn't go a miss either!
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Old October 1st, 2008, 05:52 PM   #99
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ghd have opened their new International HQ at Bridgewater Place in Leeds: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.u...ens.4546504.jp

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Entrance to the new ghd headquarters at Bridgewater Place and below the company’s boardroom.

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GLOBAL hair beauty brand ghd has taken the wraps off its new international headquarters at Bridgewater Place in Leeds.


After months of secrecy the company, established in Ilkley in 2001, has removed the hoardings around the entrance and more than 50 staff have now moved into the premises. Ghd has transformed the first two floors of Bridgewater Place to create office space alongside a ghd Academy and concierge-style retailing.

The entrance draws visitors in through a white halo and features an under-lit catwalk, lined with upholstered seating. Once the sun goes down the building has been designed to emanate a heavenly glow.

Beth Watson, project manager for the development of ghd at Bridgewater Place, and education director at ghd, said: "It has taken two years to plan and develop our new HQ and it is amazing to finally move in.

Heritage

"We wanted to stay loyal to our Yorkshire heritage as a brand and felt that Leeds was the right location to invest in as we move forward to the next stage of our development. We are confident that employees, stylists and consumers alike will be inspired by the space we have created as it epitomises the fashion style and image at the heart of our brand."

The ghd Academy is a centre of excellence which will provide specialist courses for stylists and consumers, including master classes with hairdressing 'legends'. The facility can also be transformed to host seminars and consumer events with a staging area and seating for up to 90 people. Other features of the new HQ include a Secret Diary Room where visitors can record their thoughts about ghd, and a Trend Library for staff and visitors to stay up-to-date on the world of style and fashion. The 15,600 sq ft project has been completed in conjunction with property experts Overbury, careyjones interiors, project management firm Fox Lloyd Jones and the WSP Group. The new premises will be officially launched tomorrow.

Paul Fox, director of Fox Lloyd Jones, said: "Our client was looking for a world class head office in line with the growing nature of the brand, and was also keen to retain their Yorkshire heritage and show the world how Yorkshire is capable of producing phenomenal brands.

Pioneering

"After a comprehensive search, Bridgewater Place was identified as the optimum choice and we are excited about the pioneering nature of the overall fit out, which is of a standard and quality never before seen in Leeds."

Ghd was launched when a hairdresser friend showed founder Martin Penny some styling irons he'd been sent by a South Korean inventor and suggested he buy the rights.

Ghd's name is now synonymous with ceramic stylers, which kicked off the trend for straightened hair.
Looks quite interesting designwise. Has anyone had a close look at how GHD's head office at Bridgewater Place appears?
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Yes I have, Old news Val.. Very 2001 ish, I love it ! I'll take some pics later this week.
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