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Old October 16th, 2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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ST JAMES VIEW (formerly 'Livehere Apartments' / originally 'St James Point') | Newcastle | 7fl | Completed

This was posted to the Projects Thread by johnnypd on April 13th 2007.

I have no further details, but as far as I am aware it is still a 'live' project.

CURRENT VIEW


PROPOSED


Certainly an improvement, does anyone know the latest position?
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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construction has not yet started on this one.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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Thats looks like quite a good small building, certainly better than what is on that site now! Lets hope they get underway with that soon!
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Thats looks like quite a good small building, certainly better than what is on that site now! Lets hope they get underway with that soon!
Its being marketed under the moniker 'St James Point' if you want to change the title...not that its any closer to construction mind!
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Old October 29th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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It says on the website for the developers of this scheme that construction was due to begin summer 2008, so i guess plans have been disrupted by recession.

as a side note: the developers of this site, Circlered, also own Autotrader house and, after the current 5 year lease runs out, intend to develop it as a "high density mixed use scheme".
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Old November 7th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #6
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This pushes the "anything's better than what's there at present" argument to it's limit, doesn't it? I don't like the way the stairwell dominates the building by being on the corner, and the large brick panels either side with the single window in the centre just look awful. Still, it's hard to argue that it's not better than a derelict building and a substation. I wonder if they're planning on reclaiming the red bricks from the present building.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #7
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It's replacing a pretty balnd and pointless little extension admittedly, but the new building just looks a bit like a dressed-up car park to me...
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Old November 7th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #8
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Agree. Its rubbish.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #9
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I disagree, in my opinion it's a perfectly reasonable looking bit of infill development. My only real worry is that wall curving out to the left to create a terrace at first floor level, I don't think that will result in a very nice stretch of pavement on that corner.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #10
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I disagree, in my opinion it's a perfectly reasonable looking bit of infill development. My only real worry is that wall curving out to the left to create a terrace at first floor level, I don't think that will result in a very nice stretch of pavement on that corner.
i think that is to hide the sub-station on site atm.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #11
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^ Yeah I agree, the only reasoinable explanation for the unusual footprint. I think the service-type doors into this ground floor area look like the type on substations too.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 02:15 AM   #12
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Ah yes, that certainly explains it. In that case if the sub station has to stay then it's much better than what's there now.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:41 PM   #13
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It still hardly explains why the upper floors are as they are.
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This is a long abandoned warehouse site on the corner of St James Street and Strawberry Place.




NB - This is a COPY of a post on the "Abandoned Buildings & Gap Sites" thread.

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Old April 16th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #15
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it was an electricity sub station until recently which ruled out development.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #16
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This was one of our early 'Project Threads' on this sub-forum, but nothing has happened for a long time!




Here is the project thread, still with the old name . . .

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=981880
I really hope this is never built. It's absolutely awful.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #17
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There were some recent posts about this project made on the "Abandoned Buildings and Gap Sites" thread (see posts 14 to 16 above) so I have copied them into this 'Project Thread' for reference.

No real news about this dormant project though, it seems.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #18
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To me it's not offensive, it's made of similar materials as buildings around it, but tries to make the most out of the use of glass. The only real bad thing I can see on that building is the floor panel and just below them look to be cheap plastic clading where some sort of brick pattern could be used instead.

I have to say though that I am a huge fan of the wine bar that has been build in the past couple of years opposite Barker and Stonehouse, where there used to be a very small car park.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 02:27 AM   #19
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I think you're referring to Soho, Chris.
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I think you're referring to Soho, Chris.
Yeah I think thats it's name, it's nothing special but looks great, also the last time I was around there they were letting out Student rooms above it, god I wish I had a job to be able to afford something like that.
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