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Old April 16th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #41
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lol... bio u massive tease... u know so... as i do!
Well, purely by deduction, why would they go to the effort of an exhibition if they were just going to reclad?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #42
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These are a few minutes taken from a meeting in with residents and co last year.

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212-223 BROAD STREET (CUMBERLAND HOUSE) - REDEVELOPMENT OF SITE TO PROVDE A 40-STOREY BUILDING

Mike Taylor (Local Planning) reported that the Assistant Director for Planning Control suggested this item be withdrawn due to a lack of progress on the project proposal.The Chair person noted a number of local residents had concerns about the design.
There was talk of 2 different 40 storey projects at the same meet, the other being BST.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #43
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well i can confirm we will not be getting a 40 storey building on this site!
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32 storey?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #45
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shorter.....


between 10-15.....
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Old April 16th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #46
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Big change. I was hoping for something around 60m+ but aslong as its a good design, you cant complain. Shall have to wait and see. What we dont want is a fat box.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #47
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its looking at a 12 storey office block with a possible extra two floors at the base for leisure uses. apparently its to be like any other office blokc in the city but until i see in detail whats been explained to me, im not holding my breathe

well anyway, he's me trying to get images and im all the way in Newcastle, any of u guys actually gonna go and get a look for yourself?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #48
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I cant, but I know somebody who was going to try and he normally carriers a camera almost everywhere. Havent heard back from him as of yet.

On the building, considering the site with its minimal height im slightly dreading what's going to be proposed. Its obviously going to be rather fat. Infact it just made me shiver on what I have in mind.

Think i'll wait. I was really counting on a nice slender, light looking feminist tower here. Now im thinking big bulging colmore plaza type block with minimal design features and dark cladding.
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.... 150,000 sqft of high quality office space with an "unusual" floor plate foot print,... so taking that onboard, i would equally be a lil dissappointed with a square slab. however, this is a massive site as we have seen, it will be interesting!
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its looking at a 12 storey office block with a possible extra two floors at the base for leisure uses. apparently its to be like any other office blokc in the city but until i see in detail whats been explained to me, im not holding my breathe

well anyway, he's me trying to get images and im all the way in Newcastle, any of u guys actually gonna go and get a look for yourself?
I think you missed an "un-" there Woody...
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These are a few minutes taken from a meeting in with residents and co last year.



There was talk of 2 different 40 storey projects at the same meet, the other being BST.
212-223 Broad Street is the BST site.

I can't make it today neither.
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If it is unusual footprint, I am wondering whether it will create a little square/plaza and have some cantilevers or overhangs? A pedestrian street through to Tennant Street would be nice.
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It is the BST site?

I was confident it was'nt mainly due to its composition that two projects around the 40 storey mark were discussed and it had Cumberland House involved in the name.
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It's not BST - it is the otherside of Transport House to that.
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I think you missed an "un-" there Woody...
lol lets hope that was me making a mistake lol
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If it is unusual footprint, I am wondering whether it will create a little square/plaza and have some cantilevers or overhangs? A pedestrian street through to Tennant Street would be nice.
A bit like Beethams office scheme in London? Although something like this (obviously with less architectural quality) would'nt be to bad. Bit unusual. Lightly coloured cladding. Sharp angles.



Im just hoping the floorplates are unusual. BS has too many straight lines.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #57
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lol lets hope that was me making a mistake lol
No usual was correct !!!!

very bland, very conservative.....Plannign application in May 2007, so will rerserve judgement til then, but its basically The same height and style as Colmore Plaza
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Oh joy


Thanks for telling us though.
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Aedas were the architects, no worries,
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Old April 16th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #60
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very bland, very conservative.....Plannign application in May 2007, so will rerserve judgement til then, but its basically The same height and style as Colmore Plaza
any pictures/renders to go on ...should be getting some through myself soon but as of yet have been unable to
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