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Old October 30th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #1
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Newhall Square: Phase 1 | Newhall Street | Travelodge & StayCity | Hotel/Apartments | 5fl | Comp.

New Hall Square
234 flats with 6,500mē of leisure, retail and office space around a new public square.
Developer: RO St Bernards
Architects: Associated Architects
Status: Approved
Planning ref: C/03359/05/FUL

http://www.associated-architects.co....leryboxnew.pdf

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Old October 30th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #2
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Demolition

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Old October 30th, 2006, 01:05 AM   #3
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Bloody hell they've got that down quick!
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Old October 30th, 2006, 01:08 AM   #4
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Was that the science Museum?

I notice there's a lot more of those crosses in the windows of Brindly House, so it looks like somethings happening there too.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 01:34 AM   #5
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exctng project here, should actually bring this section of canal to public use. atm there are too many brand new empty bar/resturant plots but hopefully this should change that
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Old October 30th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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this will really help to join the city up
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Old October 30th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #7
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This area of the city has been quiet when the public is concerned but this should draw them in.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 07:57 PM   #8
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Great pics! More cranes due to appear soon then.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 11:15 PM   #9
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Was that the science Museum?
The science museum fronted onto Newhall St, which in relation to U's first picture runs behind the demolition site. So I don't think this was the science museum but that should be next.
The facade of the museum is being retained. I think it's second from right in this (top) image - next to the Queens Arms - which shows the frontage onto Newhall Street.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #10
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I'm ecstatic to see this development finally taking place. This part of the canal side has been left half-developed for too long.

Does anyone know if there will be access to the public square from the towpath? I can't tell from the renders.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #11
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I think it will be from the towpath. This looks great, and I think from the plans, the whole of the old buildings will be retained as they are locally listed and historic locations?

It is interesting that all the old ironwork is being kept and will form a kind of canopy over part of the open space
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Old October 31st, 2006, 03:26 AM   #12
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This is going to nicely complement existing facilities and leisure in nearby St Pauls Square. The JQ is fast becoming a fantastic self contained village, and these further devs including Brindley House will serve as a very welcoming gateway into this part of the city centre.
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Old October 31st, 2006, 11:18 AM   #13
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Newhall Square and Brindley House make up a huge stretch which will help to stitch the Jewelly Quarter back to the CBD. I think Derwent House will also make a significant diffence as too will the Numan Brothers Coffin Factory which I assume will also be in line to reopen in the next few years. Just need something to happen with the Ludgate site. Very good news to see thinks finally happening.

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Old December 6th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #14
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Some Newhall Square shots from today. Surprising change in levels.

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Some of the worst cladding in the city. Looks like someone spent alot of money but Peach and Navy? Is this a BCC owned building?
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Old December 6th, 2006, 07:07 PM   #15
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Thanks for the pics Foxy. Maybe the reduced levels are for an underground car park?

It is good to see this progressing nicely - should be too long before the foundations start going in.

I think the peach & blue building is something to do with the UCE but don't quote me on that.

Someone like Blunther will probably go and wrap quotes around that now...
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Old December 6th, 2006, 07:16 PM   #16
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I think the peach & blue building is something to do with the UCE but don't quote me on that.
It's really is a stinker. Slightly off topic I saw some guys tooling around in Brindleyhouse too.

which got me thinking that it looks ok in the renders but what happens when the bulbs on the outside start to go? and the energy comsumption to light it will be massive. If there were compaints about the lighting on BT Tower then I'm sure they'll get them here too. I think the lighting aught to be toned down a bit.

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Old December 6th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #17
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Its quite exciting this happening now, between this and the AE Harris scheme we are seeing the jewellery quarter really taking a step forward!

I quite like Peach and blue too!
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There's more on this on www.blue10property.ie

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and don't forget the large residential scheme in Derwent House on Mary Ann Street.

I'd like to see a replacement for the big car park and and the crappy parade of shops opposite the Rose Villa. The back of the Big Peg could do with sprucing up too.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 02:11 AM   #20
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The shops block oppo the Rose Villa is going to be a .....Tesco Metro!
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