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Old August 8th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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NOTTINGHAM | Trent Uni City Centre | Arkwright and Newton Buildings

A £70m Flagship move for the Uni


•A new main entrance from Goldsmith Street, creating a more lively, accessible and welcoming ‘front door’ to the City site close to the tram stop.

•A Central Court which will act as a vibrant new focal point for the campus – an inspiring and open setting where students, staff and visitors can mix and meet.

•The Newton Forum – described as the ‘learning and teaching powerhouse of the scheme’ – to be created in what is currently the basement and ground level of Newton.

•Refurbishment of the upper floors in Newton to provide a flexible environment for general
purpose teaching and academic offices. The top floor may become an open plan IT-rich study area boasting some 500 places.

•Refurbishment of Newton south block, which fronts on to Burton Street, to create
conference facilities and a highly professional setting for some of NTU’s ‘outreach’ activities.

•A stunning link building to connect the east and west wings of Arkwright. Together with the Central Court, this will enable the university – for the first time in its history – to provide a single location for ‘customer- facing’ frontline services. Teams from areas such as registry, student services, careers and finance will offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ to help students as they progress through higher education.

•The Arkwright quadrangle will be developed in the area of the building’s central wing. This will create a new open space easing circulation between facilities and providing space for events and recreation. The Chemistry Lab (Room 154) will be retained for dining, exhibitions, seminars and concerts. The quadrangle will provide “a new lung” for the university – a much-needed breathing space and a relaxing haven.

•High-quality office space to be created in Arkwright for the directorate, student support and administrative teams along with committee and board rooms.


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Old August 8th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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The glazed roof will look really good...i remember someone on here comparing it to the British Library in London, and theyre right. It will look good with the tram running along side it. I hope they restore and clean up the taller building. It needs new windows and the stonework has got quite grotty over the years from pollution i guess.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #3
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there's one minging building next to these, dunno what it's called but it's between goldsmith and shakespear st. raze it and put the taj mahal there
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This has all been in construction for ages now! I wonder how far they are with it?

I'm gonna climb the fence one night and see if I can get some pics
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I was tempted to climb the fence until I noticed the razor wire along it. It looks really nasty stuff and more like something you would see on a prison wall.
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I was tempted to climb the fence until I noticed the razor wire along it. It looks really nasty stuff and more like something you would see on a prison wall.
well...I think i might skip the climbing the wall part.
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Long time no.... Well ive been planning this one for a very long time, since the Newton building infact, things potentially got harder and harder, as they changed the fencing, put even more razor wire up and i noticed even more cctv cameras.... I did a minor scouting mission with my brother a few weeks ago and found my entry point into the Arkwright from within the site, however i intended to do a mini explore but broke my bloody tripod!

Fast forward a few weeks, and this week ive done 4 explores and this was the pinnicle of an excellent week.

The plan was to go in the early hours of sunday because 1. no one will be about 2. i could go alone as it will be light and alot safer 3. i could leave site pretty safey too as no one is about till about 9am.

So i stayed up late saturday and decided not to sleep, climbed out of bed about 4:30am and woke the brother up as i decided i didnt fancy it alone! After a quick strong coffee were off, park up opposite the building and try to not look suspicious as the fuzz rolled past us. we jump the old school railings and squeeeeeeze under the metal construction fence and were in.... here goes....


Link to my Fotki Album where all suitable photos are, the best below...


over exposed but you can see formt he street light through the trees how dark it still was



The plan was to watch and photo the sunrise form the roof of the Newton building, sunrise was at 5:52 the internet told me, were had to be quick, thankfully the construction guys had left the first door to the stairs open and the lights on lol



Stupidly we went up 11flights of stairs on the wrong end of the building to find they had locked the floors off, so had to go back down 11floors, to come across the basement and back up 11floors, passing the front doors.



Luckily non of the doors upwards were locked like lastime, we made it onto the roof before the sun popped up!




Nottingham during dawn...



[Mr sun... I took nearly 80photos froma fixed position from 5:45-6:20am of the sun coming up, not all uploaded yet though. An amzing experiance might i add.



Part of Arkwright, my vehicle up the road too.









they have clearly started to take Arkwright down bit by bit, appears this mission was just in time.



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Looks like some mission. Great views from the top of Newton.
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Bantam you should check the website out theres loads of cool stuff on there. Some of the guys that do it are complete nutters.
www.28dayslater.co.uk
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Bantam you should check the website out theres loads of cool stuff on there. Some of the guys that do it are complete nutters.
www.28dayslater.co.uk
These guys have done (AND STILL DO!) Manchester Beetham tower.
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I've had a look. The picture of the guy standing on the window cleaning crane is crazy.
Maybe when we get our Chek Whyte tower they can get in there and take some snaps from the roof. That'd look brilliant.
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Its taking ages this one isnt it. From the 28 pics it looks like they're completely refurbing the existing buildings as well. What gets me is how are Trent Uni coping with the loss of all this floorspace? Where have all the staff and facilties been relocated to? Clifton?

The new building and open area on the west side of the Newton building will look really good. In fact we have so many high quality projects u/c near the tramline - Southreef, CCAN, Pod and this - the entire tram journey from High School to the station will be really impressive in a couple of years. And thats even before Broadmarsh and the station redevelopment.
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Yes, and of course it's no coincidence. Build a high quality transport link and people will build and invest in their property on the route.
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Those pictures from 28days are from ages ago... internally it should be much more advanced... because the pictures I took yesterday of the exterior, don't look that much different from the exterior pics on 28 days...
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Are they going to give the outside of the building a clean then aswell? It does look abit shabby from certain angles. I hope they remove that tatty looking silver window lining that is only on about 20 of the windows.
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Anyone know how old the Newton Building is?
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It was built in 1956.

Here's the website I got the info from.
Check out the banner we have. Imagine if the skyline looked like that.

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/?id=...-unitedkingdom
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 05:16 PM   #19
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