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Old December 20th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #61
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Old December 20th, 2015, 12:14 AM   #62
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Is that the base for a tower crane?
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:55 PM   #63
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Is that the base for a tower crane?
Bit early for that I would have thought, but I'm no expert!

One thing I've noticed is that despite the fact the new JD is about to open, there is no sign of any change to the bricked-up frontages which is a pity. I would've thought they would have been opened up given that the gym will take up the entire floor.
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Would they open up windows for a gym? I never use the places, so don't know.

I would have preferred restaurants or another use, personally. Gyms strike me as being the sort of thing more suited to back streets and basements of hotels or student halls. (Not that I'm putting them down, but it is a shame that a unit in this spot couldn't attract restaurants that would probably have opened up the windows and also put the balcony to use, gyms don't really need to be highly visible spots...)

Then again, I don't like casinos either. I don't even understand the appeal... But hey ho, some people do get a kick out of them.

I guess beggars can't be choosers.:-)
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Old December 24th, 2015, 10:14 AM   #65
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Would they open up windows for a gym? I never use the places, so don't know.

I would have preferred restaurants or another use, personally. Gyms strike me as being the sort of thing more suited to back streets and basements of hotels or student halls. (Not that I'm putting them down, but it is a shame that a unit in this spot couldn't attract restaurants that would probably have opened up the windows and also put the balcony to use, gyms don't really need to be highly visible spots...)

Then again, I don't like casinos either. I don't even understand the appeal... But hey ho, some people do get a kick out of them.

I guess beggars can't be choosers.:-)
I'm actually think the gym is a bit of a coup (and I've actually joined it ). Modern health clubs are nothing like the old image of dingy weight rooms full of people pumped up on steroids. The fact this place is looking to sign up to 10,000 members, it should help increase footfall around there. Given that there will be more restaurant units in the next phase, it is fine I think. It helps create a proper mixed-use feel. I am surprised they haven't gone for the glass frontages - this sort of thing appears the norm (lots of people on spin bikes sweating behind glass).
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Old December 24th, 2015, 06:07 PM   #66
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Ugh, the sight of sweaty tattooed Coventrians would put me off me moules et frites. :-)
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Old January 16th, 2016, 04:48 PM   #67
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That looks like a rainwater tank.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 09:10 PM   #69
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Is that for some sort of mechanism to utilise rainwater for toilets/etc?
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Old January 18th, 2016, 11:02 PM   #70
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That looks like a rainwater tank.
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http://planning.coventry.gov.uk/port...geName=1216950
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Old January 18th, 2016, 11:05 PM   #71
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I can't remember the name but big buildings have to collect rain water collected and slowly release back rather than all in one go. Can't remember name of the system.
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I'd say this is now a construction thread as its all happening now.
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Old February 7th, 2016, 07:51 PM   #74
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Looks like they are moving fairly quickly with this!
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They started this almost as soon as they got planning permission! They're putting in a tower crane base now. This one is going to shoot up!
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So I presume we are seeing the bases for the lift shafts going in here??

They will go up quick once ready.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 01:12 PM   #78
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Best add this to my subscribed list now work has started. I'm still not sure about this development mind.
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Busy on a Saturday! Looks like crane will in soon.
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Best add this to my subscribed list now work has started. I'm still not sure about this development mind.
I'm with you. Lots of stuff going up now and in the near future I am very enthusiastic about, but try as I might, I cannot bring myself to like this. Missed opportunity. They could have created a landmark here, but they have gone for something incredibly bland. No matter how good the use of materials, this will still appear monolithic and won't age well imo.

Hope I wrong, as I guess once the vacant site next to the ring-road is developed this will be less exposed. Time will tell.
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