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Old May 23rd, 2012, 10:20 PM   #81
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I love it. I can't wait until the birds nest like steel work goes on around the windows though. How would they be putting that in place though since the scaffolding has gone?, one of those scissor cranes?
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Old May 24th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #82
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I think it will be craned in, probably fabricated as one big panel or two or three smaller panels off site. Looks like there are some steels protruding from the glazed area on the left to accommodate it.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #83
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An expressive, nay, impressive piece of single-storey 1970s functional vernacular, an early example of postmodern employment of sustainable materials coupled with positively Miesian glazing. A definite candidate for Grade I listing.
The architect is FaulknerBrowns.

Looking at the INTO website it has a 'Pre-Sessional' English course for the core overseas students who need to have their English improved before they can start their studies.
Ten week course at £3,400!!
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Old May 24th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #84
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Looking at the INTO website it has a 'Pre-Sessional' English course for the core overseas students who need to have their English improved before they can start their studies.
Ten week course at £3,400!!
Aye, and very little of that ends up in the ESOL tutor's paycheques! Meh, we don't do it for the money!

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Old May 24th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #85
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Looking at the INTO website it has a 'Pre-Sessional' English course for the core overseas students who need to have their English improved before they can start their studies.
Ten week course at £3,400!!
Aye, and very little of that ends up in the ESOL tutor's paycheques! Meh, we don't do it for the money!

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Old June 3rd, 2012, 02:15 PM   #86
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INTO Newcastle University being built by Balfour Beatty as at 03/06/12

Further to last batch of pictures on this project, dated 22/05/12 here are some further photographs taken by myself on 03/06/12 approx 1100 (hosted on Photobucket) showing current state of work on this project

North end of Percy Street/Barras Bridge elevation with nearly all of scaffold stripped (NOT "Northumberland St" as captioned on previous post)







Relationship with adjoining properties






Rear elevation



Not that much more to see on other elevations of the development

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Old June 3rd, 2012, 06:25 PM   #87
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Thanks for the pictures Ken.

I still don't like the terracotta tiles, they should have been "Newcastle stone" cladding all around. It looks like the copper is weathering already.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 06:55 PM   #88
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Thanks for the pictures Ken.

I still don't like the terracotta tiles, they should have been "Newcastle stone" cladding all around. It looks like the copper is weathering already.

According to the notice boards giving information on what has taken place recently/due to take place, the roof sheeting is not copper but "Brass"

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Old June 3rd, 2012, 07:13 PM   #89
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According to the notice boards giving information on what has taken place recently/due to take place, the roof sheeting is not copper but "Brass"

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Oh right, that would mean it shouldn't eventually turn green.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 02:37 AM   #90
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Not as keen on the rear elevation, just a little boring in comparison but probably more practical.

Completes the streetscape, only need the Oxfam site filled now.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 04:11 AM   #91
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Aye, and very little of that ends up in the ESOL tutor's paycheques! Meh, we don't do it for the money!
Really? I do. :p

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Looking at the INTO website it has a 'Pre-Sessional' English course for the core overseas students who need to have their English improved before they can start their studies.
Ten week course at £3,400!!
Yeah, its mad how much money they make.
This pre-sessional thing isn't optional either, that's the one the uni makes students take if they're not up to snuff. I wonder how much of that money the uni gets from shunting students INTO's way.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #92
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I don't think this is as good an addition to the streetscape as King's Gate, and not keen on the wonky windows (or should I pretend to architectural knowledge and refer to 'irregular fenestration'?) on the stone facade to Percy Street. On the other hand, on that site more or less anything is better than the gap. Only Oxfam Corner to go!

Viewing from along St Mary's Terrace in my experience gives the odd optical illusion that the building is barely a few feet behind the South African War Memorial. I suppose again that is a result of there having been nothing behind the memorial for the best part of the last forty years.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #93
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I don't think this is as good an addition to the streetscape as King's Gate, and not keen on the wonky windows (or should I pretend to architectural knowledge and refer to 'irregular fenestration'?) on the stone facade to Percy Street. On the other hand, on that site more or less anything is better than the gap. Only Oxfam Corner to go!

Viewing from along St Mary's Terrace in my experience gives the odd optical illusion that the building is barely a few feet behind the South African War Memorial. I suppose again that is a result of there having been nothing behind the memorial for the best part of the last forty years.

Yes, the streetscape along that stretch of Percy Street is now more 'complete' than it has been since the ABC Haymarket Cinema and adjacant Haymarket Pub were demolished in 1987 . . .

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What used to be on the Herschel carpark (this must be mid 80s)

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Yes, that building is the ABC Haymarket that I mentioned in my previous response to Geordie about the Essoldo. The Essoldo's 'first' name change was to ABC 1 & 2 when it became a 'stablemate' of ABC Haymarket.

The 'ABC Haymarket' too, was an excellent cinema and not a bad building either. It's demolition to make way for the University Car Park and those 'mature trees' they planted, which has now itself made way for the start of the 'INTO' building, was reported in 1987 (below). The Haymarket Pub was demolished around the same time, for the same reason . . .

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Yes, the streetscape along that stretch of Percy Street is now more 'complete' than it has been since the ABC Haymarket Cinema and adjacant Haymarket Pub were demolished in 1987 . . .
Apologies, hadn't realised the site was cleared that recently. I had assumed (wrongly) that it was done in the 1970s in readiness for the West Central Motorway.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 03:05 AM   #95
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What strikes me as rather queer with the new building is the way it sticks out so much on that photo looking from near blackwells.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 06:57 AM   #96
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Further to last batch of pictures on this project, dated 22/05/12 here are some further photographs taken by myself on 03/06/12 approx 1100 (hosted on Photobucket) showing current state of work on this project

North end of Percy Street/Barras Bridge elevation with nearly all of scaffold stripped (NOT "Northumberland St" as captioned on previous post)







Relationship with adjoining properties






Rear elevation



Not that much more to see on other elevations of the development

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I particularly think the view from St Mary's place is a lot better with the new uni building framing the South Africa monument.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 03:31 PM   #97
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INTO Newcastle University being built by Balfour Beatty as at 23/06/12

Further to last batch of pictures on this project here are some further photographs taken by myself on 23/06/12 approx 1030 (hosted on Photobucket) showing current state of work on this project to the St Thomas Street elevation, now that hoardings have been removed












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Hoardings at ground floor level are still up to the Percy St/Barras Bridge elevation

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INTO Newcastle University being built by Balfour Beatty as at 26/06/12

Further to last batch of pictures on this project, here are some further photographs taken by myself on 26/06/12 approx 1115 (hosted on Photobucket) showing current state of work to end building at north end Percy St/ Barras Bridge and adjacent properties etc















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INTO Newcastle University being built by Balfour Beatty as at 15/07/12

Further to last batch of pictures on this project (post 96 dated 23/06/12) here are some further photographs taken by myself on Sunday 15/07/12 approx 1045 showing current state of work on this project to groundworks, drainage etc the area rear of Percy Street/Barras Bridge elevation and also the area that is be open space access point (hosted on Photobucket)













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Old August 5th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #100
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The front of the building is now complete and looks fantastic. I wasn't able to grab any pictures but I'm sure someone on here will be passing by sometime soon.
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