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Old March 22nd, 2016, 10:49 PM   #5461
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Interestingly, the Sentinel is still being marketed on FHP:



I thought it had been canned- obviously not?
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 10:54 PM   #5462
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I don't think it was ever canned, it just went very quiet.

Obviously now with 2 400,000sqft developments in the pipeline, waterside developments, and the potential for a tower or 2 with a huge conference centre on the current NCT depot, things are looking up for Nottingham and obviously the confidence is there.

Once some of these come through, Nottingham will be in a high position for the next cycle
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 01:21 AM   #5463
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I think the City Council have one eye on Liverpool here. Their ACC, I think, is quite successful and marries an arena to a convention centre...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACC_Liverpool
Theirs looks out across the Mersey, ours will have a panoramic view of Sneinton
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 05:52 PM   #5464
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Erm, in what is probably a first the Post is live blogging today's city council planning meeting.

You can follow it on the link below - up first seems to be converting one of the blocks on Maid Marian Way (can't remember which one, and it doesn't say) into residential use:

http://www.nottinghampost.com/Free-s...ail/story.html
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 08:02 PM   #5465
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More high quality journalism from the Post

Councillor Edwards joins in: "We know what a disappointed 1960s aricheture is and we had hopes. Here was a scheme giving it a front with green credentials and we rehearsed that at some length. It would be a real shame if we lose that redesign."
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 10:28 PM   #5466
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Turning disappointed 1960's architecture into residential is the best way of preserving them!

The only decent block on Maid Marion Way is the white tower next to the NCP car park.

If its any other, then knock it down.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 11:00 PM   #5467
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Noticed these today. I think Nottingham City Homes have done an excellent job with this refurb, substantially better than Academy Heights (new build) I reckon...

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Old March 23rd, 2016, 11:06 PM   #5468
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Great refurb.
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Old March 24th, 2016, 01:08 PM   #5469
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shame we couldn't grab those blocks, plus the Clifton flats and that tall building (Burrows Court?) in Sneinton, give them a make over and plonk them all at the top of Maid Marian way. It'd give us at least the best East Midlands skyline
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Old March 25th, 2016, 01:10 AM   #5470
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shame we couldn't grab those blocks, plus the Clifton flats and that tall building (Burrows Court?) in Sneinton, give them a make over and plonk them all at the top of Maid Marian way. It'd give us at least the best East Midlands skyline
You don't need a load of shit mid height council blocks to give us the bets skyline. Leicester has the most high city centre buildings and its skyline is a disgrace. Be happy that ours hasn't been ruined any more.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 01:39 AM   #5471
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You don't need a load of shit mid height council blocks to give us the bets skyline. Leicester has the most high city centre buildings and its skyline is a disgrace. Be happy that ours hasn't been ruined any more.
Too late.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 12:25 PM   #5472
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You don't need a load of shit mid height council blocks to give us the bets skyline. Leicester has the most high city centre buildings and its skyline is a disgrace. Be happy that ours hasn't been ruined any more.
In fairness, they may be shit and mid height but with a good make over they can still look reasonably good, ala Bentinck Court. They could have added bulk to the skyline.

Vic Centre unfortunately is probably too strangely shaped I think that's beyond saving.

I wouldn't worry anyway I don't think it's possible to grab them all and plonk them in the centre
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Old March 25th, 2016, 04:48 PM   #5473
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It will be typical Nottingham if it built.

Wrong building in the wrong location.

Rather worrying that, rather than preserve what is good in Nottingham and demolishing what is bad, we're hell bent on destroying the good in the Lace Market and doing too little to improve the eastside and southside.

What a mess.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 04:55 PM   #5474
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Convention Centre plans sound good. I've known vaguely about this for a while because the gallery where i volunteer is on that site and sadly would have to make way. So it's mixed emotions for me.

There has been next to no communication from the council regarding any plans....other than to say something will happen at some point. We're on a 6 month rolling tenancy. It's all very confusing.
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Convention Centre plans sound good. I've known vaguely about this for a while because the gallery where i volunteer is on that site and sadly would have to make way. So it's mixed emotions for me.

There has been next to no communication from the council regarding any plans....other than to say something will happen at some point. We're on a 6 month rolling tenancy. It's all very confusing.
Gallery?.. Those units are looking great at Sneinton market -get your people to move next door. Win win for everyone!
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Old March 27th, 2016, 07:43 PM   #5476
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They're too small for us! We need offices, studio spaces, plus 2 exhibition spaces, workshop etc
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 03:56 PM   #5477
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http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes...?premiumA=true

Not seen these before:

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Marlborough Hall is an exclusive gated development in Mapperley Park consisting of sixteen individual apartments. Built in 1875 this former Victorian house has been aesthetically refurbished restoring many of its original features including stunning atrium, stonework around the windows, wooden beams and Minton tiled flooring.

There is a selection of one and two bedroom luxury apartments some with outdoor space including courtyard gardens and patio areas, all of the apartments benefit from allocated parking. The development has two parts, The Atrium and The Convent. The Atrium has an impressive and spacious hallway leading to the apartments on the ground and first floor and has Minton tiled flooring and original staircase.


Great looking building and conversion. Was formerly Trent uni accommodation, nice to see something being converted from student accommodation for a change!
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Old April 4th, 2016, 01:15 PM   #5478
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Had so much more potential though, still, at least it didn't burn to the ground.
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Old April 4th, 2016, 06:26 PM   #5479
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Just had a meeting with a councillor that sits on the planning committee. The meeting wasn't related to development as such but we ended up discussing it that for about 30 mins. Got some interesting snippets (non that are hugely significant):

- The Council would ideally like to knock down the Broadmarsh car park, but it brings in £3m annually for the council. Hence why they've decided to reclad it.

- Intu are being absolutely dicks (no better way to phrase it). She sounds genuinely skeptical as to whether Intu are actually going to go ahead. They're finding every to delay. For example, now they won't begin work on the Broadmarsh until the council begin/complete (I can't remember which one) work on the car park. They believe the car park 'blights their offering'!

- Also re Broadmarsh - There are some infrastructure issue below Colin Street. I can't remember the ins and outs but essentially, there is some sort of piping system below it that is outdated and is leaking. Intu will not begin work on the Broadmarsh until that is sorted. I got the impression that that is why the council are prepared to remodel Colin Street - they've got to dig it up anyway.

- She is personally in favour of an extended city boundary. However, the council aren't fully agreed on it since some of them feel they'll lose control over the council. She's frustrated that Rushcliffe residents (and others) take advantage of the city without contributing at all too it. She also highlighted some of the challenges of having a city boundary that covers the city's poorest areas: a lot of Nottingham City's residents don't actually pay any council tax for example.

- The Council is generally adopting a strategy of getting more involved. Apparently, the City has quite big reserves in comparison to other cities, and these are being used to either buy up developments that generate income for the council (i.e. Flying Walk), buy companies to kick start (Blueprint for example), or being spent on projects that give them a great influence. For example - one of the reasons they are contributing to the new college building across from Southreef is so they can have a greater say on how the colleges are run (given they've both have had financial difficulties over the last year). With reference to New College Nottingham she specifically said both our big colleges have contributed to the city's skills shortage by offering courses which bring in money rather than what the city needs. She also said "there are only so many hairdressing jobs Nottingham can accommodate".

Interesting stuff. Nothing major as I mentioned though.
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Old April 4th, 2016, 07:02 PM   #5480
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That is interesting danz, thanks for sharing. It is shocking that some council members won't accept the city growing just due to fear they'll lose control. It's blatant manipulation really.

The Intu complaints and remarks on the hairdressing jobs are insightful too. Just goes to show that many on the council probably feel the same way as us, but are hamstrung by bureaucracy/vested interests.

Rushcliffe must have one of the best balanced budgets in the country.

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