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Old August 26th, 2019, 05:46 PM   #1
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Coventry University | Faculty of Arts & Humanities | Cox Street | 4-5fl & Refurb. | Prop.

Proposal by Coventry University to provide new and enhanced facilities for the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. The scheme proposes the demolition of the Bugatti Building; the erection of a part four and part five-storey extension and various internal and external alterations to the Maurice Foss and Graham Sutherland Buildings.

Planning application: http://planning.coventry.gov.uk/port...et?PKID=803223





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Old September 29th, 2019, 09:30 PM   #2
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If they get the materials right, this is going to look smart.
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Old October 21st, 2019, 08:43 PM   #3
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I quite like the Foss building. I think the ground floors could look great if they had a cafe or something in them. I like the way the ratios of the external features change on the way up.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 11:38 AM   #5
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Main Contractor has been appointed on this project now (McLaughlin & Harvey), so we should start seeing some movement on site in the next 2-3 months
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 05:04 PM   #6
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I quite like the Foss building. I think the ground floors could look great if they had a cafe or something in them. I like the way the ratios of the external features change on the way up.
We had a uni building which appeared to all be one building as it used all the same materials etc but one wing had slightly different ceiling heights to the other so on most floors you'd have to go down a few steps in the central atrium then up a couple on the other side to get to the other side.

Most confusingly was at floor 6 on one wing, you could walk directly across the centre into the other wing completely unobstructed, but you were then on floor 5 of that wing.
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What’s happening with this building? Demolition or renovation?
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What’s happening with this building? Demolition or renovation?
There are a couple of areas of new work, but the majority is refurb / renovation
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It's a bit of campus filler. The new development will help Cox St. It's a long street in the middle of campus with not a lot going on.
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This gives a better explanation of what will happen here.
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New renders of the inside.

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That Bugatti building wasn't built that long ago!
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