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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #41
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I was just looking at the drawing of the Westbridge Towers & noticed that all three Towers are linked.

Does anyody no anything about this?
That is the 'brown' lower apartments block of the towers which shall all join up, though will be above ground, i.e you could be standing in Bath Lane and can look straight through the site and on to the canal. They'll include entrances to the riverside for the public and private places from Bath Lane-this is all explained in the design brief of the first 2 towers. What I've described can be seen below:




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Is this for the two smaller ones or No1 Westbridge do you know?
It would be for the 2 smaller towers.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #43
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Anyone want to hazard a guess when the tallest tower will begin?
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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #44
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That is the 'brown' lower apartments block of the towers which shall all join up, though will be above ground, i.e you could be standing in Bath Lane and can look straight through the site and on to the canal. They'll include entrances to the riverside for the public and private places from Bath Lane-this is all explained in the design brief of the first 2 towers. What I've described can be seen below:




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I can now see from the pictures the gaps between the buildings on the ground floor, but I didnít realise that the building were going too linked.

I guess that they will need to build this into the 2nd tower, which will ensure that they will have to build the hotel tower, or be left with a large hole in the wall!!
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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #45
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Anyone want to hazard a guess when the tallest tower will begin?
I think they will start the hotel tower before the other two towers are complete, or it would be difficult to sell the residential units with the prospect of the future build disruption ahead.

Providing they have the funding in place, and a hotel operator signed up, it would make sense to start whilst the builders with the required equipment / skills are on site.

So Iím hoping for the first two towers to start in Jan / Feb 08 with the hotel tower starting end of 08 beginning of 09.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #46
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I've read (probably on the original Leicester thread) that they were planning to get No1 Westbridge up and running first, but I sincerely hope not as that would be pushing the timescale close to the 3-year limit for developments to commence. In any case I hope it starts in 2008 at the latest .. can't wait


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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #47
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Kurt, I hope so and what you say makes sense; anyhow the first two towers can act as a showcase for what's to come with the larger more prestigious tower.

I wasn't aware of the link with all the three towers until recently too, however I guessed this would be the case as there is so little room between each of the towers, therefore maximising the amount of buiding by linking all three together.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #48
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I think the title "No1 Westbridge" encompasses both of the small towers.
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I think it would be a developmental suicide if the largest tower wasn't to start soon, especially with all the interest in that area; Blackfriars, St Augustine's, Frog Island, Sanvey Gate/Northgate Street, etc.

We must also remember that the Frog Island, etc masterplan is to be announced soon.
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Got this in my email inbox.

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In response to your enquiry through our website, I now write to you to offer the opportunity to buy "off plan" for the above project on Leicesters Waterside. The project consists of 330 apartments 98 of which are now sold.
It is our intention to sell another 25 apartments before we close the sales book for the most part of the construction period.
98 sold already! The towers are on their way...
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Old August 13th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #51
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I wonder how many are waiting in the wings for construction to start before committing themselves?


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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #52
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All the more reason to get on with the development then!
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Old August 15th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #53
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I'm not sure if you have all seen the wind tunnel photo's below, for the first two Westbridge towers



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That looks quite nice actually-even though it's just to see the wind effects on the proposed buildings.
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Wonder what the results were/would be with the third and taller tower added?
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how they going to build a wind tunnel big enuff for the westbridge towers?
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i just noticed, the model of the towers is blue

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Old August 16th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #58
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Well spotted, I didn't notice that the towers were BLUE!!!!
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argggggg the towers are blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well spotted, I didn't notice that the towers were BLUE!!!!
I did, but I wasn't going to mention it


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