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Old March 9th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #1
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NOTTINGHAM | No 8 Stoney Street | Pro

No 8 Stoney Street

Status: Proposed
Regen Zone: The Lace Market
Developer: ?
Architects: Apple Design
Cost:: £?
Use:: Office Building


Links:
Planning Application

Comment on the Application

New Nottingham Storey


Notes:
A business man from Nottingham has submitted a planning application to
rejuvenate a boarded up building in the Lace Market.

The application for No 8 Stoney Street will provide 12,000 sq ft of office
space. 3 glazed floors will be constructed on top of the present three floors,
which will themselves receive a rendered finish.

The design also features 6 multi-coloured “bordered” windows.

The building itself is located in the lace market conservation area and sits
directly next to the landmark Adams Building. The building will look out of
place next to its “brick building” surroundings.

The application was submitted last week and is likely to be discussed during
Aprils Development Committee Meeting.


Current Status:
A planning application has been submitted.







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Old March 9th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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I'm not a fan of the design at all. It looks really out of place, plus its just a boring development with some fancy colour round a few windows.

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Old March 9th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #3
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Your right ,it looks really out of place and them colour boxes look dreadful
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Old March 9th, 2008, 01:16 AM   #4
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What the fuck is that! If the council approve this it'll be a huge mistake.
I'd much prefer to the see the building demolished tbh.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #5
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http://plan4.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/W...m%0DNG1+1LH%0D

Send in your comments lol.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 03:00 AM   #6
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This is what I wrote.

I have to say after looking at this proposal it has to be one of the worst looking buildings I've seen. The developer has obviously tried to squeeze in as many apartments as possible from such a tiny site. The design generally looks very cheap and isn't sympathetic to it's surroundings at all.
If the council approve this and it get's built it will be a huge mistake for the area.
The current building on the site should be demolished instead of refurbished as it looks terrible.
Something with at least a little bit of architectural merit would look good here. This doesn't have any.
Very poor.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #7
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Stef... theres no apartments in this scheme lol??

I wrote about how it dosn't fit in with surroundings.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 03:29 AM   #8
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Whoops
Doesn't make a difference to me whether it's offices or apartments it looks shit.
If you were going for an interview and saw that building, you'd think they were the manfucaturer of fucking lego.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #9
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Maybe they are thinking of turning the lace market into Nottinghams own legoland.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #10
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Maybe they are thinking of turning the lace market into Nottinghams own legoland.
Bloody hell it looks like Connect 4's (aka SGT in Leicester) little cousin with those stupid coloured frames. Check the planning application very carefully, if you see a name that resembles Zarbafi start panicking
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What concerns me the most is basically, it looks cheap. No thought, no design, no consideration for space or materials.
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Bloody hell it looks like Connect 4's (aka SGT in Leicester) little cousin with those stupid coloured frames. Check the planning application very carefully, if you see a name that resembles Zarbafi start panicking
Nothing can be worse than SGT IMO.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #13
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Nothing can be worse than SGT IMO.
Not even this?

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Old March 10th, 2008, 02:52 AM   #14
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Ok I see your point. That's Westfield Derby isnt it?
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Off-topic - yep, should we post Westfield Derby a certificate for Skyscraper City Ugliest Building of the past 100 years or something?

Off-topic 2 - you should see the views from the Abattoir/Shopping Centre roof.

Anyway back on topic, i've noticed with a fair dozen of the new buildings in Nottingham are a bit 'odd' looking, is the area quite prominent? It feels very 'back street'?
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I dont think this design is too bad to be honest, bit top heavy and the windox boxes are gimmicky. But I dont think its right for the location, right next to the Adams Building. There should either be something quite conservative here like Lace Market Sqaure, or something very modern, but subservient to Adams.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #17
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I agree with Furrydice. Out of context, it's a reasonable solution to a refurbishment of a outdated office building. If it was in a back street in Sherwood or Sneinton it would be fine.

But this is in the heart of one of one of the most handsome and historic areas of our city. It looks way too cheap and shitty for the Lace Market.
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There should either be something quite conservative here like Lace Market Sqaure, or something very modern, but subservient to Adams.
Agreed entirely. One or the other, no cheap compromises.
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Just reminding everying to keep sending in their comments of disapproval here...

http://plan4.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/W...m%0DNG1+1LH%0D
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 04:43 PM   #20
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Having looked at the pictures again, i do still like the look of it, certainly compared to what is there...but i worry about the colour. Im not sure how well this project will age. It could look outdated very quickly. THe addition on top does not fit in at all either, with both the building its on and the one next door. That could have been designed a lot better.

I dont think they have gone for quality here, just a quick fix, though I do agree..it is a fix
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