daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 30th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #1
Stefan88
New Nottingham!
 
Stefan88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 11,827
Likes (Received): 111

NOTTINGHAM | Chek Whyte Tower | 50 fl | Pro

Lower Parliament Street

Status: Plan Being Drawn Up
Regen Zone: Eastside
Developer: Chek Whyte Industries
Architects: Ian Simpson
Cost: £?m+
Size 365,740 ft²
Height - 150m & 88m Estimate
Use: Office (123,000 ft²), Residential (258 rooms), Hotel (244 rooms), Car Parking (140 spaces), Retail.

Links:
Official Website
Visuals Hosted At New Nottingham

Notes:


Current Status:
This has not yet been formally proposed.


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
__________________

Last edited by Stefan88; December 31st, 2007 at 04:04 PM. Reason: Editing title
Stefan88 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 30th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #2
CrazyMac
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 540
Likes (Received): 4

Lol...the scousers in Liverpool wont be happy seeing Simpson doing an almost carbon copy of Beetham West Tower in Nottingham.
CrazyMac no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #3
Eric Offereins
The only way is up
 
Eric Offereins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Rotterdam
Posts: 68,593
Likes (Received): 28160

Nice tower anyway.
Eric Offereins no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #4
danz013
Robin Hood
 
danz013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 5,153
Likes (Received): 28

I love it!
__________________
New Nottingham
New on development and regeneration in Nottingham

Follow Me - Twitter
danz013 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #5
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,502
Likes (Received): 6525

great facade, has something special
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #6
Crizzy
Registered User
 
Crizzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bielefeld
Posts: 323
Likes (Received): 5

the facade looks ab bit like torre agbar
Crizzy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2007, 08:25 PM   #7
trickykid
registered snoozer
 
trickykid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: pgh and mia
Posts: 254
Likes (Received): 63

looks like an awesome project
trickykid no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 01:27 AM   #8
mbuildings
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Posts: 5,211
Likes (Received): 69

i don't like it
mbuildings no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 01:45 AM   #9
Phobos
Registered User
 
Phobos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Porto
Posts: 9,408

The shape is noting special ;the facade is quite nice.
__________________
www.deforma.wordpress.com
Phobos no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 05:25 AM   #10
RON-E
Registered User
 
RON-E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Richmond, VA/Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,635
Likes (Received): 35

i really like this tower, very sleek and modern
RON-E no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 06:11 AM   #11
city_thing
Put it in your mouth
 
city_thing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Melbourne.
Posts: 7,131
Likes (Received): 883

Wow, I love it!

Very modern and sleek. Great news for Nottingham.
__________________
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft...
city_thing no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 11:32 AM   #12
Stefan88
New Nottingham!
 
Stefan88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 11,827
Likes (Received): 111

Some more info on this project here:

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1284
__________________
Stefan88 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 01:12 PM   #13
jak3m
Registered User
 
jak3m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 279
Likes (Received): 4

I prefer the small tower.
if only that was the tall one.
good for notts though (Y)
__________________
| Build the Tour de Verre |
jak3m no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 01:13 PM   #14
jak3m
Registered User
 
jak3m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 279
Likes (Received): 4

some info

Info:
Quote:
The wraps have finally come off new proposals by Chek Whyte Industries for Nottingham, the first true skyscraper for the city.

Designed by Ian Simpson Architects (who else?) the scheme features two towers, the tallest of which is 50 floors with a second adjacent building of 21 floors.

It is located in the heart of Nottingham on a site off Lower Parliament Street that is bounded by Lace Way, Poplar Street and Pennyfoot Street with the Eastside regeneration scheme literally over the road.

The two towers are joined by a shared podium that stands two floors tall over four basement levels of parking for 140 motorcars. The above the podium the shorter tower is almost exclusively 11,500 square metres of office space apart from the top level which is a roof garden.

The taller tower features 17 floors of hotel, 244 rooms in all, on its lowest levels and then with the separation of a plant floor continues with 27 regular floors of residential accommodation. The 45th floor is also a plant level and divides the five penthouse levels located in the crown from the rest of the building below them.

The design of the office building is blocky and conservative, perhaps as a direct counterpoint to its taller neighbour, with diagonal cross-bracing running above the podium to help support the bulk of the tower above it.

Towering over it is the taller of the two with a curving design and lip stick shaped top similar to the Beetham West Tower in Liverpool. The patterned cladding scheme on the design is also reminiscent of that, although Aedas were heavily influenced in turn by Simpson's earlier work.

Perhaps of most interest is the hollow crown of the building which the elevations indicate could contain a large private roof garden for the penthouse owner. It helps add a touch of transparency to the top and thanks to the modest façade overrun succeeds in being a gradual termination of the tip of the building.



Location in Nottingham:
__________________
| Build the Tour de Verre |
jak3m no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 02:25 PM   #15
BeestonLad
PQS
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 3,217
Likes (Received): 550

using that map and the render above it, it seems like the towers will actually be in the red area marked new developments?
BeestonLad no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 02:43 PM   #16
Stefan88
New Nottingham!
 
Stefan88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 11,827
Likes (Received): 111

Yes the site where the petrol station used to be.
__________________
Stefan88 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 02:46 PM   #17
Nout
AstroNout
 
Nout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Nieuwegein (NL)
Posts: 4,221
Likes (Received): 1035

Very nice tower.

Why does every mediumsized European city build at least one tower?
__________________
flickr
Nout no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2008, 10:10 AM   #18
Ch.G, Ch.G
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 141
Likes (Received): 18

beautiful
Ch.G, Ch.G no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2008, 04:40 AM   #19
Stefan88
New Nottingham!
 
Stefan88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 11,827
Likes (Received): 111

From the Nottingham Evening Post. They've somehow managed to get the height wrong by 120 feet!

Quote:
Nottingham's first skyscraper could be the key to bringing investment in the city, according to the businessman with a towering ambition to build it.

Property developer Chek Whyte has revealed £120m plans for a 600ft development, including hotel, office and residential space.

It would stand at almost twice the height of Big Ben, about two thirds the size of the Eiffel Tower, 45% as big as the Empire State Building and more than three times the height of the Aspire sculpture planned for the University of Nottingham.

Mr Whyte, 42, who last year starred in the Channel 4 series The Secret Millionaire, wants to build two towers next to each other - one 50 storeys high and the other 21 storeys - within the Eastside regeneration zone.

It would house a 200-bedroom four or five star hotel, offices and 258 new apartments.

And it would have a 1,000-seat conference centre in the base and 140 parking spaces in four basement floors.

The site is in Lower Parliament Street, between the junctions with Pennyfoot Street and Poplar Street, next to the BioCity complex.

Ian Simpson Architects, who are renowned for towering mixed-use developments in Manchester and Birmingham, are working alongside Chek Whyte Industries company Cityrev on the project, known as Whyte Towers.

Mr Whyte described it as an "iconic, net zero carbon landmark building".

He said: "This could be the start of the Eastside regeneration zone. It is between the city and Eastside, so it links the two.

"It would be an iconic building, and a building that sets a precedent for quality and sustainability going forward.

"We seem to have put up a lot of boxes in this city, some of which are, frankly, eyesores.

"If it wants to bring inward investment in then Nottingham has got to start doing things like this.

"At the moment, the outside world looks at Nottingham and asks why it would invest there. If we want to bring in their money then we have got to show we are serious.

"The money will be in place for the start of the scheme. We have got five hotel operators looking at taking sections of it if it goes ahead."

It will be a pre-let scheme, with a funding package involving banks and investors once the lets are in place.

The Evening Post revealed in May last year how Mr Whyte was in the early stages of drawing up plans for what he hoped could be the tallest building in the city. At that time it was thought the development would be up to 40-storeys tall.

Now the initial plans are complete and this is the first time the details have been revealed.

The project has yet to be formally proposed to the city counci and Mr Whyte said the planning process would take up to nine months.

"At the moment, this is a concept - the rest will come out of discussions," he said.

"We really hope the council come on board and support us. This would be something good that we want to do for Nottingham."

Mr Whyte, the son of a lorry driver, is one of the richest men in England and a successful property developer.

Hilary Silvester, chairman of the Nottingham Civic Society, said she was "gobsmacked" by the proposals.

"I just think it is too tall for the site and too tall for the Nottingham skyline," she said.

"It would be out of scale. It would probably dominate the skyline at the expense of more important buildings.

"And I would question its viability in the light of the amount of development that is going on that has not been sold."
__________________
Stefan88 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 15th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #20
Avatar
Galactic Ruler
 
Avatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 6,697
Likes (Received): 507

Yeah this looks great, looks like it fits well within context too which is a big plus.
__________________
$5 fun time.
Avatar no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu