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Old April 21st, 2009, 01:07 AM   #61
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so... Woody can we move this to the construction sub-forum please
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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:06 AM   #62
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I live in the Rotunda and have been wondering what this development was for some time now, I walk past it several times a day and can see it from my window. Luckily I came across this forum and found out all the details. I'm impressed at what it's being turned into, a lot different from it's current state.

I've got a few pics of this development from the past few months. I'll try and get more as it develops.

Development is on the left (not yet started), taken in the February snow.


Another shot from above as the snow melted.


A shot from the ground before the develop began, not very clear.


Development has begun, taken on the 12th March.


This is the latest, taken just (Saturday 25th April, 01:10)

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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:33 AM   #63
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Welcome the forum RobBrum. Great spot for updates. Cheers for the pics
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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:49 AM   #64
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Welcome to the boards RB ; great photos . Any news about the Rotunda's roof ?
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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:28 AM   #65
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Any news about the Rotunda's roof ?
None, there were several things discussed during development such as a rotating restaurant and a weather beacon but none of them materialised.

Floors 4-18 are all apartments, each floor is made up of single and duplex apartments. Floor 19 is a hotel operated by "Staying Cool", floor 20 is made up of 6 penthouses, one is owned by the hotel. Floor 3 is no-access, floor 2 has no apartments, access to the outdoor terrace is provided and also something else (possible adjacent building access).
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Old April 25th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #66
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Thanks for the pics Rob and welcome
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Old April 25th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #67
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floor 2 has no apartments, access to the outdoor terrace is provided and also something else (possible adjacent building access).
Floor two has three duplex apartments as I went round them couple weeks back with my friend who was looking to potentially buy. Because the duplex's cross the bank vault they had to cut through the vault which took them four months. List price for one was £400,000 but they would accept £225,000 for the one and £200,000 for another.

There are pictures of the view from the terrace on the rotunda thread.

If I win the lottery I think i'd seriously consider one.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 04:31 PM   #68
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 11:51 PM   #69
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Windows coming out for the scaffolding. Covers going up. This is going to be dusty work.
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Thanks for the update .
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Scaffolding has now gone:

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Haven't they done a lovely job, very 1950's
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erm.......why has the scaffolding gone?
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Old May 8th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #74
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Maybe they have decided to use the dynamite afterall

On a serious note this cant be a good sign can it?
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It was only being put up a matter of days ago

Im confused dot com
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Maybe the scaffolding company has gone bust
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Not quite sure what's going on, it's been fairly quiet over there this week, the scaffolding pics were taken on Sunday and the latest one earlier today. I'll keep you updated if I see anything.
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Walked past this morning and they have taken the barrier around the site (it probably has a name) all the way back to the doorways, not sure if they are working on the inside first.

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Looks to me like they've stopped work and sealed the site.

Nice that they've managed to make it look crap before they stopped work. They must belong to the Arena Central school of crap development.
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maybe they were just one kind of contractor and we'll see another set start again soon
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