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Old December 31st, 2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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NOTTINGHAM | Lower Parliament Street Tower | 150m+ | 50 fl | Pro

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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 fašade overrun succeeds in being a gradual termination of the tip of the building.



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there is already a thread about this tower, post this info in there en mods close this one

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=564048
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Old December 31st, 2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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there is already a thread about this tower, post this info in there en mods close this one

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=564048
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i didn't realise it was the same building in that thread as it has a different name :/
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Old December 31st, 2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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Jak if you could put the aerial photo in that thread that would be useful. I forgot to put one in.
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