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Old March 9th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #3001
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Old March 9th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #3002
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It looked it from the bits I caught live on the news. Must say, you did well to even get close to getting some photos of the royals, the amount of people on the streets to see them was a heart-warming sight. Nice to see some genuine enthusiasm and pride in the City, we're such a glum bunch usually
I was quite far away. It's thanks to my camera zoom, hence the quality is not soo good.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #3003
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Updates:

A few shots from yesterday.

Former bank in St Martin's refurb:




Silver Arcade:


You'd have thought they'd put images of what the place will look like after the refurb (note the original cupula that used to be on the top of the arcade on the top photo):
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Old March 10th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #3004
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LCC should employ the girl in the black hat to appear in all and every promo picture of leicester from now on.

edir: oh, she's a royal one isn't she? shame...
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Old March 13th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #3005
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OMG a large non-student accommodation planning application, for Burgess Street for 7 storey extenssion to mill into flats (Metropolitan Housing Trust, owners of the nearby Leicester Square development):

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20120332

No documents as yet.


Jamie Lewis at it again on Upperton Road for student accommodation:
http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20120319
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Old March 13th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #3006
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OMG a large non-student accommodation planning application, for Burgess Street for 7 storey extenssion to mill into flats (Metropolitan Housing Trust, owners of the nearby Leicester Square development):

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20120332
Hopefully this could be them finishing the development and finally removing the white fence around the old development that has been there as long as I can remember?
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Old March 13th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #3007
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Hopefully it is the completion of the Leicester Square development. Burgess House is the name of the residential building recently completed.



Has the old factory next door got the same name?

Wonder if the Jamie Lewis proposal is for the old factory building on Upperton Road, that got "vandalised"? The application is for 2a Upperton Road and CPH Thurmaston is number 2. The recent Jamie Lewis block, which is currently being extended must be number 2, so is the "application" related to that?
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Old March 13th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #3008
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The extension at the Pare's Bank building in St Martin's should be commended. Fits in with its surroundings well...

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Old March 13th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #3009
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Hopefully this could be them finishing the development and finally removing the white fence around the old development that has been there as long as I can remember?
Yes the hoardings have been up a number if years now. There is also some scaffolding goong up on the mill, could be just remedial work though.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #3010
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The extension at the Pare's Bank building in St Martin's should be commended. Fits in with its surroundings well...
I didn't even notice it! Shows what a good job they've done. If only such imagination could be used to restore the street scenes elsewhere, i.e. High Street.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #3011
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That Leicester Square application must be wrong - because...

Burgess House is one of the buildings (as mentioned) and has 179 flats.
Sanvey Mill (Sanvey Gate) has 40
The Annexe (attached to Sanvey Mill) has 31
The Chimney (the one on Junior Street behind Aon) has 50 - and has a two storey extension on the top

So the above, coupled with there not actually being any factories left on Burgess St to convert, means that the application must be in some way, a duplicate of what was originally proposed in 2003/04.

The scaffolding on The Chimney is remedial stuff.

As far as I'm aware, the land on the corner of Vaughan Way/St Margarets Way is still unsold and is being used as a staging area for Wates, who are doing some improvement work on the whole development.

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Thanks for that. Confusing though.
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That does look good, I hadn't noticed either if I'm honest.

It'd be lovely if the Haymarket was demolished and we had the previous Victorian shops replicated
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Very true. Only takes a bit of effort from the architects...
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Are we talking about the building with the bulldozer in front of it?

It's astonishing. Someone actually built something that not only fits into the street scene, but looks like it's always been part of it.

The developers should be congratulated.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #3016
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Quite agree especially in this context but i wouldn't want a return to pastiche style buildings (as d4mo85 advocates) when eventually the worst of the 60's/70's building in the city centre get replaced. I would hope for a totally new refreshing type of architecture.
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Quite agree especially in this context but i wouldn't want a return to pastiche style buildings (as d4mo85 advocates) when eventually the worst of the 60's/70's building in the city centre get replaced. I would hope for a totally new refreshing type of architecture.

New architecture would be absolutely fine, within reason - I'm still bitter we got the Haymarket rather than the superb Victorian shops is all
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New architecture would be absolutely fine, within reason - I'm still bitter we got the Haymarket rather than the superb Victorian shops is all
When The Shires was built the shop fronts were retained on High Street. I guess in hindsight it would have been desirable to have kept the frontages on Humberstone Gate and Belgrave gate when the Haymarket Mall was proposed.

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It was all about bring in the new, at no matter what cost, it was seen as for the best. Boy were they wrong!
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Wasn't half the problem with the haymarket that it was done piecemeal, it certainly looks like 3 or 4 separate developments?
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